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Recipe By Chef Chris Koch

Nothing says autumn like apples and squash. (and maybe a pumpkin or two…) Combine both of these famous fall produce into one scrumptious dish.

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 430 Calories; 14g Fat (27.0% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 77g Carbohydrate; 7g Dietary Fiber; 8mg Cholesterol; 191mg Sodium. Exchanges: 3 -½ Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; ½ Fruit; 2-½ Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.

Serves 4


  • 2 acorn squash — halved and seeded
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter or margarine
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups cooked white or brown rice — (cooked in chicken broth)
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • ½ cup chopped toasted pecans
  • ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 small apple wedges with peel


    1. Place squash cut‐side down in shallow baking pan. Bake at 350° 30 minutes. Turn squash cut‐side up; brush with butter. Sprinkle with salt and cinnamon.
    2. Combine rice, applesauce, celery, pecans, brown sugar, onion powder and ginger. Fill squash evenly with rice stuffing.
    3. Bake, uncovered, 20 to 30 minutes. Garnish with apple wedges.
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