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Acorn Squash with Spiced Applesauce and Maple Drizzle Recipe

Atkins Acorn Squash with Spiced Applesauce and Maple Drizzle
Net Atkins Count ™
Prep Time: 8 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Phase: Phase 3
Difficulty: Moderate
* Any adjustments made to the serving values will only update the ingredients of that recipe and not change the directions.









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  • 1 squash (4 inch dia) Acorn Winter Squash
  • 5 tsp Unsalted Butter Stick
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 3/4 cup Applesauce (Without Added Ascorbic Acid, Unsweetened, Canned)
  • 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

Having a party? When planning your low carb spread, think about which dishes you can make in advance and which need fresh ingredients that day.

How we calculate the Net Atkins Count™

In the Atkins Nutritional Approach®, the Net Atkins Count™ is calculated by subtracting the number of grams of fiber and polyols (such as glycerin and sugar alcohols) from the total grams of carbohydrates in whole foods. This reflects the idea that fiber and polyols minimally impacts blood sugar levels at the doses present in the products.