Monday, November 16, 2009

A new twist on Thanksgiving squash - Cranberry, Apple & Butternut Bake

Last fall, my mom served this amazing butternut squash bake for a family get-together and ever since then, I crave it every time I see butternut. This bake is sweet, yet tart and beautifully colorful. I think it would make a great addition to any Thanksgiving table. The red and green would also make it great for Christmas!

Cranberry, Apple & Butternut Bake

1 medium butternut squash
1 granny smith apple
1 cup cranberries
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
2 Tbsp. butter, cut into small cubes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Peel butternut squash. Cut in half and scoop out seeds. Cut remaining flesh into 1/2" cubes.
Cut apple into 1/2" cubes (do not peel).
In a 7" x 11" dish, combine butternut squash, apple and cranberries.
In a separate bowl, mix together sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon and cloves. Sprinkle evenly over squash mixture. Dot with small pieces of butter.
Bake 50 minutes until squash is tender.


Jenn said...

This is like packing several Thanksgiving favorites into one delicious treat. I'm smiling with delight right now.

lk (Healthy Delicious) said...

yummy!!! I've been loving cranberries lately too. I bet they pair perfectly with the sweet butternut.

pegasuslegend said...

beautiful colors for this month very nice thank you :)

NOELLE said...

Sounds so delicious! I am saving this one!

Kelly @ EvilShenanigans said...

I love apples and butternut squash! I agree with the granny smith apple. It would make for a nice flavor contrast.

Bonnie said...

Thanks Amber, I just found one of the dishes I am making for the holidays! You rock the kitchen!

Cocina Savant said...

this looks tasty! i love the colors and the squash/cranberry combination. i can't wait to give this one a try!

Kathryn said...

Sweetie, no matter what time I visit your blog, you manage to make me hungry!

How do you DO that??

Sounds delicious!

Tangled Noodle said...

Oh! Squash and cranberries - that's a new combination that I'd love to try. Even though this is 'Thanksgiving squash', I'm seeing a nice, juicy pork chop alongside it!

Karine said...

This is a great fall dish! It looks delicious :)