Baked Butternut Squash with Apples

Baked Butternut Squash with Apples

Two ingredients that are readily available this time of year are apples and squash this recipe use both. I am a great fan of both butternut squash and granny smith apples so this recipe had double appeal to me.

 

 

Baked Butternut Squash with Apples

Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter or margarine

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 ½ lb. butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 5 cups)

2 to 3 large Granny Smith apples, cored, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (4 cups)

¼ cup real maple or maple-flavored syrup

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

¼ cup chopped pecans, toasted*

Directions

1 Heat oven to 375°F. Place butter in 13×9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish; heat in oven 5 to 7 minutes or until melted.

2 Stir cinnamon and nutmeg into melted butter. Add squash; toss to coat. Cover with foil; bake 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix apples, syrup and vinegar.

3 Pour apple mixture over squash. Cover; bake 10 minutes. Stir; bake 5 to 10 minutes longer or until squash is tender. Stir before serving and sprinkle with pecans.

Picture and Recipe BHG

 

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