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Butternut Squash and Apple Bake

I'm always looking for more ways to add vegetables to our diet. Here's an easy dish to cook up several helpings of veggies at once.



Butternut Squash and Apple Bake




Butternut Squash and Apple Bake

Ingredients

1 medium Butternut squash
1 tbsp Butter
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tbsp brown sugar

2 medium apples, peeled and cored
1/4 tsp cinnamon (I used 1/2 tsp)
2 tbsp brown sugar

Topping:
1 cup corn flakes, slightly crushed
1/4 cup pecans, chopped
1 tbsp butter, melted
1 tbsp brown sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Roast butternut squash. (The original called for steaming the squash but I prefer the taste when roasted.) Cut squash in half lengthwise. Remove seeds (and set aside seeds aside to fry up for a snack if desired). Cover roasting pan in foil. Rub vegetable oil over the cut surfaces of the squash and place cut-side-down in the roasting pan. Roast for about an hour until the squash is soft.
  3. Use a spoon to scoop squash flesh into a mixing bowl. Discard skin.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon butter, salt, pepper, and brown sugar. Mash it all up. Set aside.

  5. Peel and core the apples.
  6. Thinly slice the apples.

  7. Butter a 9-inch round pie pan.
  8. Arrange the apple slices in buttered pan.
  9. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.


    shows the apple layer with cinnamon sugar sprinkled on it


  10. Spread butternut squash mixture over apples.


    shows the mashed butternut squash layered on top


  11. In a small bowl combine topping ingredients. Sprinkle topping over squash.
  12. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until apples are tender.



    the final product of the Butternut Squash and Apple Bake with the topping


    Original Recipe from Mom's Updated Recipe Box by Donna Weihofen
    http://www.wisconsinmade.com/wiscmade/recipes/recipe-applesquash.asp (link now dead)

    Thread in vegrecipes: http://community.livejournal.com/vegrecipes/1699092.html



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I'm embarrassed to have to ask, but...any tips for the "cut squash in half" part? I blunted a good blade on a squash a while back and I've been afraid to try it ever since.

Was this on a butternut squash? I found pumpkins and acorn squash to be harder to cut but butternut was manageable. Here's a good guide with photos: http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_peel_and_cut_a_butternut_squash/

I think it was butternut, but it was a few years back, so maybe not. Thank you for the link, in any case!

Oo, ta.

I've found butternut can be fairly formidable, but if you've got a very sharp knife (or a combination of a sharpish serrated knife and a sharp knife; the serrated knife is good for cutting the tougher bits) it's doable.

Acorn squash are definitely tougher.

I sometimes just puncture them and then microwave for a few minutes first; it makes them much easier to cut.

neat idea...do you microwave them on high?

I have butternut and apples! Did you eat this as a dessert or more of a side dish?

I think we had it as a main entree one night and a side dish another night. I remember the apples layer had tasted sweet so I guess you could use it as a dessert too.

Edited at 2010-11-16 01:40 pm (UTC)

I am so making this for supper tonight! TY!

Thank you so much for sharing! I'm going to try this for Thanksgiving tonight. :)

I'm always happy to hear someone tried out something I posted. Hope you liked it.

It was absolutely fantastic. My non-vegetarian parents and brother liked it too. :)

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