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Apples and apricots spiced with honey and nutmeg complement the flavor of acorn squash in this autumn side dish.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • Halve squash lengthwise; remove and discard seeds. Place squash, cut side down, in a 2-quart rectangular microwave-safe baking dish. Microwave, uncovered, on 100 percent power (high) for 12 to 16 minutes or until just tender, giving dish a half-turn once.

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  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine apple and apricot slices, nectar, honey, and nutmeg. Turn squash over, cut side up. Spoon fruit mixture into squash cavities. Dot with margarine or butter. Microwave, covered with waxed paper, for 4 to 7 minutes or until fruit is hot. Sprinkle with additional nutmeg, if desired. Makes 4 side-dish servings.

Nutrition Facts

201 calories; total fat 6g; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 74mg; carbohydrates 39g; fiber 5g; protein 2g; vitamin a 247RE; vitamin c 19mg; calciummg; ironmg.


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