Acorn Squash and Apples

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Serves: 4



  1. Pierce whole squash right through in several places with a long metal skewer.
  2. Place in opposite corners of microwave oven in paper towel.
  3. Cook 5 minutes; turn over; cook 5 more minutes or until soft to the touch. Let stand 5 minutes.
  4. Cut in half, remove seeds and fibers; place cut side up in shallow baking dish.
  5. Sprinkle with salt.
  6. Toss apples with the lemon juice.
  7. Fill squash halves with apple cubes.
  8. Pour 1 1/2 tablespoons of maple syrup over each half and dot each with 1 tablespoon butter.
  9. Sprinkle with walnuts.
  10. Cook, covered with paper towel 5 to 6 minutes or until apples are tender.


  • Fruit & Vegetable Recipes II by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture, public domain government resource—original source of recipe