Acorn Squash with Dates

Acorn Squash with Dates

Looking for a vegetable side dish? Then check out this delicious acorn squash recipe with dates that’s ready in just 25 minutes.

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acorn squash (1 1/2 to 2 lb)
tablespoons chopped dates or raisins
tablespoon packed brown sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons no-trans-fat vegetable oil spread
  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.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen 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.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 45
    • (Calories from Fat 15),
  • Total Fat 1 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 20mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 7g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 7g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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.