Acorn Squash, Apple & Cheese Melts

32  Ratings
  • 25 min prep
  • 56 min total
  • Makes 8 servings, 3 topped crackers each.

Acorn Squash, Apple & Cheese Melts Recipe


  • 1/2 small acorn squash, seeded
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 24 TRISCUIT Crackers
  • 3 oz. Havarti cheese, cut into 24 slices
  • 1 Gala apple, cut into 24 slices
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley


  • Heat  oven to 425°F.
  • Cut  squash into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Brush oil evenly onto both sides of squash slices; place in single layer on rimmed baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake  12 to 13 min. on each side or until squash slices are tender and golden brown on both sides. Transfer to plate; cool slightly.
  • Reduce  oven temperature to 350°F. Top crackers with cheese; place on baking sheet. Bake 3 to 5 min. or until cheese is melted.
  • Meanwhile,  remove and discard peels from squash slices. Cut squash into 24 (1-inch) pieces.
  • Top  crackers with apples and squash; drizzle with syrup. Sprinkle with parsley.

Recipe Tips

SubstitutePrepare using your favorite variety of winter squash, such as pumpkin or butternut squash.

SubstitutePrepare using Muenster or Gouda cheese.

SubstitutePrepare using maple-flavored or pancake syrup. Or, substitute agave syrup or honey for the maple syrup.


Nutrition Information

Makes 8 servings, 3 topped crackers each.
  • Well-being Choice

Carb Choices


Nutrition Notes

These delicious appetizers are not only a smart choice but they also feature some of the best flavors of Fall. Enjoy!

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 140 
    • Total fat 9 g
    • Saturated fat 3 g
    • Cholesterol 10 mg
    • Sodium 160 mg
    • Carbohydrate 17 g
    • Dietary fiber 2 g
    • Total sugars 5 g
    •     Includes added sugars 3 g
    • Protein 4 g
    • Vitamin A 0 %DV
    • Vitamin C 2 %DV
    • Vitamin D 0 %DV
    • Calcium 6 %DV
    • Iron 4 %DV
    • Potassium 4 %DV
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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