Spicy Apple-Stuffed Squash
1 acorn Squash (about 1 lb.)
1 Golden Delicious apple, peeled, cored, and sliced
2 tsp. butter or margarine, melted
2 tsp. brown sugar
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
Dash of ground cloves
Preheat oven to 350F degrees and lightly grease a 1-quart baking
dish. Halve squash, remove seeds, and cut into quarters. Place
quarters skin-side up in dish and bake, covered, for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine apple, butter, brown sugar,
cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Turn the squash's cut sides up and
stuff them with the apple mixture. Cover and bake for 30 minutes
longer, or until apples are tender. Serve warm.
Note: You may prepare this recipe in the microwave by preparing
the squash as directed, placing cut-side up in a microwave-safe
dish, and cooking on high for 6 or 7 minutes. Make sure to rotate
the squash halfway through cooking time. Top squash with the apple
mixture, cover with vented plastic wrap, and microwave on high 4
to 5 minutes or until apples are tender.