Buttercup Squash with Apples (Cooking for 2)

Make the most of winter squash when you pair it with apples and brown sugar in this dreamy side dish.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

1
small buttercup or other winter squash (1 pound)
1/2
cup chopped tart cooking apple
2
teaspoons packed brown sugar
2
teaspoons butter or margarine, softened
1/2
teaspoon lemon juice
1/8
teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Cut squash in half; remove seeds and fibers. Place squash halves, cut side up, in ungreased baking dish, 11x7x1 1/2 inches. Mix remaining ingredients; spoon into squash halves.
  • 2 Cover and bake 30 to 40 minutes or until squash is tender.

Expert Tips

Sprinkle toasted nuts over the cooked squash for a crunchy treat!

One-half cup of a chopped pear makes a great stand-in for the apple.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
125
(
Calories from Fat
45 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5 g
5 %
(Saturated Fat
3 g,
3 %
),
Cholesterol
10 mg
10 %;
Sodium
30 mg
30 %;
Total Carbohydrate
24 g
24 %
(Dietary Fiber
6 g
6 %
),
Protein
2 g
2 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%;
Vitamin C
14%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Fruit; 2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.