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Orange Honeyed Acorn Squash

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Orange Honeyed Acorn Squash
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  • Makes: 6 servings

Orange juice, honey, butter, and spices are the perfect pairing for acorn squash.  Enjoy this recipe with your favorite protein foods. 

Ingredients

  • 3 acorn squash (small)
  • 2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1/8 nutmeg (1/8 teaspoon, optional)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Cut squash in half. Remove seeds and place halves in shallow baking pan.

3. Combine orange juice and honey. Mix well. Put some of the orange juice/honey mixture in each squash cavity.

4. Add 1 Tablespoon of the margarine to each squash half. Sprinkle with nutmeg, if desired.

5. Cover pan with aluminium foil to keep steam in and speed cooking.

6. Bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking 30 minutes more, or until squash is tender.

Notes

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Source: University of Wyoming, Cooperative Extension, Cent$ible Nutrition Cook Book, p. FV-37

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/2 cup, 1/6 of recipe (239g)
Nutrients Amount
Calories 165
Total Fat N/A
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Sodium 8 mg
Total Carbohydrate 35 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugars 12 g
Added Sugars included 11 g
Protein 2 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 74 mg
Iron 2 mg
Potassium 767 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Calories 165
Saturated Fat 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
a-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 10 mg
Total Carbohydrate 35 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugars 12 g
Added Sugars 11 g
Protein 2 g
Minerals
Calcium 74 mg
Potassium 767 mg
Sodium 8 mg
Copper 148 mcg
Iron 2 mg
Magnesium 70 mg
Phosphorus 80 mg
Selenium 1 mcg
Zinc 0 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 72 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 26 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 0 mcg
Folate 39 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 2 mg
Choline 2 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

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