Stuffed Acorn Squash

This is a very easy, very quick favorite at our house. One thing I really like is you can feed it (without the brown sugar) to a 8 month-old baby or a toddler. It’s also a delicious side for any grown-up meal. I found the original in The DASH Diet for Hypertension  (by Thomas Moore, M.D.) cookbook and tweaked it for our tastes.

Stuffed Acorn Squash

1 acorn squash

2 tbsp. water

8 oz.  applesauce

1 tsp. brown sugar

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Cut an acorn squash in half (or have your husband do it so you can get a good picture!).

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Next scoop out the seeds. Did you know that a squash is technically a fruit because it has seeds? Just a little trivia. 😉

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Pour 2 tbsp. of water in the bottom of a microwave safe dish. Add the squash with the skin facing up.

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Cover the dish with plastic wrap. This will steam the squash.  Put it in the microwave for 10 minutes. After it is done let it rest, covered, for 5 more minutes. When you take  the plastic off be prepared for some steam to come out.

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While the squash is steaming, mix the apple sauce, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

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I like how my little heart teaspoon makes sweethearts of brown sugar.

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I start with 4 oz. of apple sauce and decide if I need to add the second 4 oz. based on the size of the squash. I decided yes.

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Now pour the mixture in the squash.

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Heat it again, uncovered, for 5 minutes in the microwave.

Remove and serve warm. I like to mix the applesauce mixture in with the squash. I don’t eat the skin, but my husband does- your call!

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