Caribbean Crunch Squash

Add something distinctive to your family's Caribbean night! Serve squash flavored with peach, coconut, ginger and spice - baked into a crunchy side dish!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 4

1
buttercup squash (2 to 2 1/2 lb)
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
2
tablespoons peach or apricot preserves
2
tablespoons graham cracker crumbs
2
tablespoons shredded coconut
1/4
teaspoon ground ginger
1/8
teaspoon ground allspice
1/8
teaspoon pepper

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Cut squash into quarters; remove seeds and fibers. In ungreased 13x9-inch pan, place squash, cut sides up.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix butter and preserves. Brush about half of preserves mixture over cut sides of squash pieces. In another small bowl, mix remaining ingredients; sprinkle over squash. Drizzle with remaining preserves mixture.
  • 3 Bake uncovered 45 to 60 minutes or until tender.

Expert Tips

Depending on where you live,varieties of squash can vary. Two acron squash (1 to 1 1/2 pounds each) can be substituted for the buttercup squash. Certain flavors are destined for one another, and so it is with grilled pork chops, as pork roast or a pork tenderloin-any one of them would be perfect to go along with this sweetly spiced squash.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
65mg
65%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.