• 1 acorn squash
  • 21/2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2/3 Cup cooked rice
  • 1/2 tart apple; peeled, cored and diced
  • 3/4 Cup California golden raisins
  • 2 Teaspoons chopped pecans
  • 11/2 Tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 Teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 Teaspoon melted butter
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Maple syrup, as needed


Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut squash in half lenghtwise and remove seeds. Set aside.

In large bowl, mix maple syrup, rice, apple, raisins, pecans, onion, parsley, butter and cinnamon together well. Divide and spoon into cavity of squash, mounding as needed to use all the filling. Arrange on baking sheet and cover with foil. Bake 1 hour, or until tender. Drizzle with additional maple syrup. Divide and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 160 (Calories from Fat 8%); Total Fat 1.5 ( Saturated Fat 0; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 0; Sodium 15; Potassium 446; Total Carbohydrate 36; Dietary Fiber 3; Sugars 23; Protein 2; Calcium 40; Iron 2;

Try Another Recipe

Grilled Chicken with Guajillo Chile and California Raisin Pipian

All Recipes

There are many more ways to use raisins for healthy cooking. Take a look at our recipe page for more delicious dishes.
View All Recipes
5. A ¼ cup serving of raisins provides 6% of the daily value for potassium.