Acorn Squash and Apples


  • 2 acorn squash
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium apples, cored & cubed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts


  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.
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