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Fruit-Glazed Acorn Squash

No recipe image available.Baked, pineapple and orange-glazed acorn squash slices with raisins. Microwaving this winter squash helps soften its tough rind making it easier to slice into serving pieces.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 small acorn squash (about 2 pounds)
3/4 cup pineapple juice
3/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon melted butter
1/4 cup golden raisins or currents
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Cooking Directions:

  1. Wash and dry squash well. Pierce squash several times with a fork.
  2. Place squash on two layers of paper towels. Microwave, uncovered, on high 5 to 6 minutes or until slightly tender. Let cool.
  3. Cut ends off squash and discard seeds. Slice into 1-inch thick slices. Arrange squash slices in a lightly greased 13x9x2-inch baking dish.
  4. Combine remaining ingredients, mixing well. Pour over squash slices.
  5. Bake, uncovered, at 350°F (175°C) for 35 minutes or until squash is tender, basting frequently with glaze.

Makes 4 servings.