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Autumn Orchard Snacks


6 Servings12 Servings24 Servings
Acorn squash, small1.5 3 6
Applesauce, natural or unsweetened0.75 cup1.5 cup3 cup
Brown sugar0.25 Tbsp0.5 Tbsp1 Tbsp
Cinnamon, ground0.25 Tbsp0.5 Tbsp1 Tbsp
Walnuts or pecans (optional), chopped0.25 cup0.5 cup1 cup


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. 2. Wash and halve the squash, remove seeds.
  3. 3. Place on baking sheet cut-side down.
  4. 4. Cover and cook about 6 to 9 minutes. Be sure they are being cooked thoroughly by rotating the dish halfway through.
  5. 5. Scrape the squash flesh from each half into a bowl.
  6. 6. Add applesauce, cinnamon, brown sugar, and nuts (optional) to bowl and mix.
  7. 7. Spoon mixture evenly into squash halves.
  8. 8. Cook about 2 to 3 minutes to heat thoroughly.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size 1/4 squash (57g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 30 From Fat 1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sat. Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carb 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 2% Iron 2%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Food For Thought

Making vegetables into a bowl is a fun new way to serve fruits and vegetables.

CACFP Crediting

For 3-5 year olds; Snack. Must serve all of the following:

  • Fruit/Vegetable