Sweet but Savory Butternut Squash

"A little bit sweet and a little bit savory. This squash is a great side dish to chicken or pork, but it can also stand all alone as a main course. Recipe from Rachel Ray's October 2008 magazine."
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  • Add olive oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the apple juice, squash, raisins and sage; season with salt and pepper.
  • Cover skillet and cook until the squash is tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer the squash mixture to a bowl.
  • Cook the remaining liquid until syrupy, about 5 minutes.
  • Serve squash with pan juices poured over top.

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  1. Karen Elizabeth
    We enjoyed this very much, and it so easy to prepare, I had a smallish butternut, so used the whole thing, and I did omit the raisins because none of us really care for them. Used my own sage, fresh from the garden! Another tasty way to enjoy a popular vegetable! Thanks JB! Made for vegetarian Swap, April 09
  2. Sharon123
    Wow, I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this dish! The sage did it for me, and like you said, the savory and the sweet was great! Thanks! Made for Vegetarian Swap.
  3. appleydapply
    A delicious way to serve squash. the name says it all - not too sweet or savory, but a great combo. We had it with our Thanksgiving dinner.
  4. BakinBaby
    Served for dinner with grilled chicken breasts. A real keeper, here at the watson home, we love butternut,sweet and tasty, but healthy just the same, plus we are always looking for good squash recipes. tagged at Nov bev tag/
  5. Sydney Mike
    Thank you so much for A WONDERFUL TASTING SQUASH DISH! I served this with some finger-lickin' recipe #255477 & a simple salad for a great dinner! My other half isn't all that enthused when it comes to squash, but this one was very satisfying for both of us! Thanks for posting the recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my Vegan partners in the Vegetarian/Vegan Recipe Swap 4]



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