Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
A nice fall side dish. Goes well with pork or turkey. For a variation, substitute pears for the apples.
- 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
- 3 medium apples, cored, peeled and sliced (I use Granny Smiths)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 3⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup apple juice (I use no sugar added juice)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Coat the inside of a 1-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
- Combine squash and apples with lemon juice and cinnamon in a large bowl. Toss to coat well. Place in casserole.
- Sprinkle with brown sugar. Pour apple juice over mixture.
- Cover casserole with lid or foil and bake 1 hour, or until squash is tender.
Simple, quick, and yummy! I'll probably only make this in the fall when apples & squash are in season... Also, be careful to sample the squash before serving and make sure they're well-enough cooked -- first time I made this some were still hard after an hour and I needed to remove the casserole dish from our table with guests (oops) & stick it back in the oven.
Delicious and easy! Love cinnamon and perfect in this. I will reduce the sugar the next time though. Served ours with grilled pork chops and salad. Thank you mikekey for another great recipe! Made for Theirs, Yours & Mine game.
The entire kitchen smelled like apple pie, like desert served with dinner. Aside from the sugar involved, entirely healthy side dish and even then it wasn't that much. I used apple cider and it worked well. Served with smoked sausage and it was a good match. It really is sweet, but different than the butter/brown sugar laden recipes you typically see with squash and could skip the brown sugar all together if you wish. I even got my husband to eat it, usually he avoids squash! I will definately make this again this fall as I have about 10 more butternut squash to eat from the garden. Thanks for great recipe.