Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash with Currants Recipe

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Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash with Currants
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  • 3 acorn squash (each about 1 1/2 lb), halved crosswise and the seeds and strings discarded
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice , or to taste


  1. Spread the cavity of each squash half with about 1/2 teaspoon of the butter, sprinkle the halves with salt and pepper to taste, and arrange them, cut sides down, in a large baking pan. Add enough water to reach about 1/4 inch up the sides of the squash halves and bake the squash in the middle of a preheated 400°F. oven for 30 minutes. While the squash is baking, in a small saucepan combine the remaining butter, the maple syrup, the allspice, the currants, and a pinch of salt and heat the mixture over moderately low heat, stirring, until the butter is melted and the currants are plumped. Remove the squash from the oven, turn it cut sides up, and brush it generously with some of the maple mixture. Return the squash to the oven and bake it, brushing it with the maple mixture occasionally and adding more water to the pan as necessary to keep the bottom covered, for 20 to 30 minutes more, or until it is very tender. Season the squash with salt and pepper.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 242.47 Kcal (1015 kJ)
Calories from fat 137.97 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.33g 24%
Cholesterol 40.67mg 14%
Sodium 8.12mg 0%
Potassium 438.95mg 9%
Total Carbs 26.7g 9%
Sugars 13.56g 54%
Dietary Fiber 2.6g 10%
Protein 1.51g 3%
Vitamin C 12.7mg 21%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 6%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Calcium 55.2mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 161.77 Kcal (677 kJ)
Calories from fat 92.05 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.23g 24%
Cholesterol 27.13mg 14%
Sodium 5.41mg 0%
Potassium 292.85mg 9%
Total Carbs 17.81g 9%
Sugars 9.05g 54%
Dietary Fiber 1.73g 10%
Protein 1.01g 3%
Vitamin C 8.5mg 21%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 6%
Iron 0.9mg 7%
Calcium 36.8mg 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.6
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium

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