Acorn Squash with Dates

Microwave acorn squash with dates to make this tasty side dish - ready in 25 minutes.

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  • prep time 5 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 4
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1
acorn squash (1 1/2 to 2 lb)
2
tablespoons chopped dates or raisins
1
tablespoon packed brown sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons no-trans-fat vegetable oil spread

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Steps

  • 1 Pierce squash with knife in several places to allow steam to escape. Place on microwavable paper towel in microwave oven. Microwave uncovered about 5 minutes or until squash feels warm to the touch. Cut in half; remove seeds.
  • 2 In shallow microwavable dish, place squash halves, cut sides down. Cover with microwavable plastic wrap, folding back one edge or corner 1/4 inch to vent steam. Microwave on High 5 to 8 minutes, rotating dish every 2 minutes, until tender. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Turn squash cut sides up. Spoon date mixture into centers of squash. Microwave uncovered on High about 1 minute or until sugar is melted. Cut each squash half into 2 serving pieces.
  • 1 Pierce squash with knife in several places to allow steam to escape. Place on microwavable paper towel in microwave oven. Microwave uncovered about 5 minutes or until squash feels warm to the touch. Cut in half; remove seeds.
  • 2 In shallow microwavable dish, place squash halves, cut sides down. Cover with microwavable plastic wrap, folding back one edge or corner 1/4 inch to vent steam. Microwave on High 5 to 8 minutes, rotating dish every 2 minutes, until tender. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Turn squash cut sides up. Spoon date mixture into centers of squash. Microwave uncovered on High about 1 minute or until sugar is melted. Cut each squash half into 2 serving pieces.

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Expert Tips

You can find a variety of no-trans-fat vegetable oil spreads located in the refrigerated dairy section by the butter.

Try this with dried cranberries or cherries instead of dates.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
45
(
Calories from Fat
15),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
20mg
20%;
Total Carbohydrate
7g
7%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.