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Butternut Squash with Apples

Don’t you just love the soft melt-in-your-mouth comfort of butternut squash?  It’s been one of my favorite vegetables since I was growing up in New England.  So I created this simple recipe to go with pork for Christmas dinner.  The roasted apples give the squash an extra zing of sweetness.  I’m happy to say it was a big hit!  I hope you and your family enjoy it too.

Roasted Butternut Squash with Apples

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lg butternut squash, peeled, seeds and pulp removed, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 3-4 lbs
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 2 lg Gala apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 stick butter, cut into sm. cubes
  • c. 1 doz sm. fresh sage leaves
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.  

  2. Line sheet pan with foil and coat with non-stick spray.  Spread squash pieces in single layer over foil.  Season with salt.  Top with apple pieces.  Dot with butter.  Spread with sage leaves.  Dust with cinnamon.  

  3. Bake at 425 F until tender and browning, approx. 20-25 min.  Serve with additional salt and/or cinnamon as desired.  

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