Spicy Apple Filled Acorn Squash

1 acorn squash (about 1 lb)
1 golden delicious apple, peeled, cored, and sliced
2 tsp. melted margarine
2 tsp. packed brown sugar
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
dash of ground cloves

Heat oven to 350*. Grease a small baking dish. Halve squash and remove seeds; bake 35 minutes. Keep oven on. Cut squash halves in two; turn cut sides up. In small bowl, combine apples, margarine, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves and mix well. Top squash pieces with apple mixture. Cover and bake 30 minutes or until apples are tender.

Microwave Version: Halve and seed squash. Arrange, cut side up on thick paper towel on microwave floor. Microwave on HIGH 6 to 7 minutes, rotating squash halfway through cooking time. Remove from microwave and place in microwave-safe dish; cut halves in two. In a small bowl, combine apples, margarine, sugar and spices as above. Top squash pieces with apple mixture, cover with vented plastic wrap and microwave on HIGH 4 to 5 minutes or until squash and apple are tender.

from the kitchen of Eliz