Lemony Acorn Slices Recipe

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Lemony Acorn Slices
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  • 2 large acorn squash (about 2-1/4 lb each)
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp water, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • lemon wedges and fresh mint , optional


  1. Cut squash in half lengthwise; remove and discard the seeds and membrane. Cut each half widthwise into 1/2-in. slices; discard ends. Place slices in a large skillet. Add 1 cup water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a heavy saucepan, combine sugar and remaining water. Cook over medium heat until sugar melts and syrup is golden, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; carefully add the lemon juice, butter, salt and pepper. Cook and stir over low heat until butter melts. Place squash on a serving plate; top with syrup. Garnish with lemon and mint if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 125.14 Kcal (524 kJ)
Calories from fat 17.27 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.92g 3%
Cholesterol 5.09mg 2%
Sodium 103.31mg 4%
Potassium 596.8mg 13%
Total Carbs 27.39g 9%
Sugars 9.95g 40%
Dietary Fiber 3.41g 14%
Protein 1.73g 3%
Vitamin C 20.7mg 34%
Iron 1.7mg 9%
Calcium 61.3mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 55.05 Kcal (230 kJ)
Calories from fat 7.6 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.84g 3%
Cholesterol 2.24mg 2%
Sodium 45.45mg 4%
Potassium 262.55mg 13%
Total Carbs 12.05g 9%
Sugars 4.38g 40%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 14%
Protein 0.76g 3%
Vitamin C 9.1mg 34%
Iron 0.8mg 9%
Calcium 27mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 2
  • 3

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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