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Apple-cinnamon acorn squash

2 - 4
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
40 min
15 min
25 min
Liven up your dinner table this winter with this simple squash side dish. It requires just four ingredients and you only need 40 minutes to get it ready and served. All that you need is a large acorn squash, some reduced-calorie margarine, apple juice, and ground cinnamon. Simply slice the squash, make the sauce, and let them cook together in a skillet until the squash is nice and tender. You won't find an easier or more delicious squash recipe. Feel free to use other types of squash you have on hand if acorn isn't your favorite or you can't find it.


Uncooked acorn squash

2 pound(s), about 1 large

Reduced-calorie margarine

1 Tbsp

Apple juice

½ cup(s)

Ground cinnamon

½ tsp


  1. Trim ends off unpeeled squash, cut in half, and remove and discard seeds and fibers. Slice each half into four 1/2-inch-thick slices.
  2. Melt margarine in a large nonstick skillet. Add apple juice and cinnamon; mix well. Add squash and bring to boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Turn squash slices over, cover and simmer until squash is tender, about 10 minutes more. Yields 2 pieces squash per serving. (Note: Do not eat skin.)