Butternut Apple Casserole

"A nice fall side dish. Goes well with pork or turkey. For a variation, substitute pears for the apples."
 
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Butternut Apple Casserole created by WiGal
Ready In:
1hr 20mins
Ingredients:
6
Serves:
4
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ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
  • 3 medium apples, cored, peeled and sliced (I use Granny Smiths)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 34 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 12 cup apple juice (I use no sugar added juice)
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directions

  • 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.

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  1. EFW5279
    Might work better to microwave the squash for 5-6 minutes to even the ultimate cooking times so everything seems blended. Honey crisp or granny smith apples worked Add raisins or fried cranberries, may be nuts
     
  2. nemokitty
    This was a good main dish for us. We're trying to eat more meatless dinners and this one helped us do that. I did have to add some salt and pepper and mexican seasoning since we like it spicy. I'll make this one again.
     
  3. UmmBinat
    Good. It cooked fine with hard russet pears. I didn't adore the texture/appearance of it all. I think it would be better with some dried cranberries thrown in. I added some after cooking and liked it more. Made for Holiday Appetizers and Sides Tag Game Dec 2010 in KK's forum.
     
  4. Paris D
    My husband and I both found this to be pretty ordinary. It begs for raisins or dried cranberries or something similar. There is no way it would fit into a 1 qt baking dish (or even a 2 qt). We found that a 3 qt baking dish was the perfect size. I did not peel the apples because peeling apples is a major pain and I was feeling lazy. I also was afraid that the apples would disintegrate if I sliced them, so I cut them into large chunks, instead... and they still disintegrated. They ended up looking like smudges of applesauce in the baking dish. Maybe the apples should be added halfway through the cooking process so they don't turn to mush.
     
  5. msapper
    I honestly wasn't a fan of this one. The apples were complete mush before the squash was close to being done and the flavor just didn't do it for us. It does sounds really yummy, though..
     

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