Butternut Squash and Baked Apple Puree

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Recipe by Melanie B.

I was inspired to put together this recipe first because my mother in law gave me a TON of beautiful butternut squash from her garden that I needed to figure out what to do with. And second, fall was coming...and I LOVE flavors that remind me of fall like squash and apples. And third, my mom used to make her applesauce with the skins on...so it was pink....I loved the color. So here goes my combination of pink applesauce and Butternut Squash. This recipe, by the way, is a fun way to get your kids to eat their fruits and vegetables!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 gala apples, cored with skins left on and cut into cubes
  • 1 large butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cut into small chunks
  • 12 teaspoon cinnamon
  • salt
  • pepper
  • cooking spray

Directions

  1. Place the squash cubes on a baking sheet covered in cooking spray. Season with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Place in 375 degree oven for about 20 minutes.
  2. Add apples, onions, and butter to the baking sheet and season again to your liking.
  3. Place pan back in the oven for about 15-20 minutes, or longer, until all ingredients are softened.
  4. Remove from oven and puree with a food mill or food processor. The butter is absorbed into the apples, squash, and onion to add great pureed flavor. Add the cinnamon.
  5. Serve and enjoy!
  6. I've been wanting to try this with a dallop of fresh ricotta cheese on top -- maybe next time.

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