Acorn Squash with Spiced Applesauce and Maple Drizzle Recipe

Atkins Acorn Squash with Spiced Applesauce and Maple Drizzle
Net Atkins Count TM
Prep Time: 8 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Phase: Phase 3
Difficulty: Easy
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  • 1 squash (4 inch dia) Acorn Winter Squash
  • 5 tsp Unsalted Butter Stick
  • 0 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 0 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 0 3/4 cup Applesauce (Without Added Ascorbic Acid, Unsweetened, Canned)
  • 0 1/8 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Sugar Free Maple Flavored Syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut squash in half, remove seeds and then cut into 6 wedges.
  2. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil. Melt 1 tablespoon (3 teaspoons) butter and brush on squash; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place on pan and bake until squash is fork tender, about 20 minutes.
  3. In a small pot heat the applesauce, about 3 minutes. Stir in 2 teaspoons butter and cinnamon and cook 30 seconds more.
  4. Serve squash with a dollop of applesauce mixture and a drizzle of syrup (about 1/2 teaspoon each).

Cooking Tip

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