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Fruity Acorn Squash Bake

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8 servings

Pineapple and cranberries give this acorn squash bake its sweet- tart appeal. If you don't mention it's a Healthy Living recipe, no one will ever know!

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  • Heat oven to 375°F.
  • Cut thin slice off rounded side of each squash half to prevent it from tipping over. Place in single layer in foil-lined pan; brush insides evenly with about half the butter.
  • Combine fruit and nuts in medium bowl. Add sugar and honey; mix lightly. Spoon into squash halves; brush with remaining butter.
  • Bake 1 hour or until squash is tender. Cut in half.


Substitute a Granny Smith apple for the pear.

Make Ahead

Squash shells can be filled with fruit mixture ahead of time. Refrigerate up to 24 hours. Remove from refrigerator about 1-1/2 hours before serving. Let stand at room temperature 20 min., then uncover and bake as directed.


  • 8 servings

Healthy Living

  • Low sodium
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 2 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 1/2 Starch
  • 1 Fruit
  • 1 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

Take advantage of the abundance of squash when in season and prepare this flavorful low-sodium side dish. Not only do the squash and fruit provide sweet and savory flavors, but they also team up to provide vitamin C.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings
Calories 150
% Daily Value
Total fat 5g
Saturated fat 2g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 25mg
Carbohydrate 26g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugars 18g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 8 %DV
Vitamin C 10 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 6 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • kgeracie |

    The contrast in tastes makes this recipe an excellent fall staple

  • dsente |

    CRAZY DELICIOUS!!! Wow. What a winner. Will be a new Thanksgiving tradition.

  • bryony |

    I would suggest adding a bit of extra brown sugar -- other than that fabulous!