Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Baked Squash w/Apples

As I’ve mentioned a time or three before, I LOVE Fall squash season!  There’s just so many varieties of squash and ways to cook them, and they’re all SO YUMMY!

squash1I recently took advantage of some great sales on Delicata squash, which some call the sweet potato squash.  They’re small, delicious and easy to handle and cook quickly.  I’d also bought a bushel of apples (York) and the two just sort of came together.

I began with 4 Delicata squash and approximately 4-5 apples, some butter.

  • 4 Delicata squash
  • 4-5 apples – peeled, cored and chopped
  • 2 Tbs. flour
  • 2 Tbs. butter, melted
  • 2 Tbs. brown sugar
  1. squash2 Begin by washing the outside of your squash. It has, afterall, been living in the ground for the last 5-6 months or so.  Once they’re washed, take the tip of a sharp knife and pierce the side of the squash.  CAREFULLY, split the squash lengthwise.
  2. Use a spoon to scrape out the inside pulp and seeds. 
  3. Poke holes into the flesh of the squash but try not to pierce all the way through to the outside.
  4. In a separate bowl, the apples with the flour just to coat them.
  5. squash5
    Sprinkle the brown sugar over the mixture, and then add the melted butter to the mix – toss again (gently). You should guard against unauthorized taste-testing – it can be hazardous to your dinner!
  6. squash6In a foil-lined baking dish, place the squash cut side up. Spoon the apples into each half of the squash and then sprinkle with cinnamon.
  7. Bake at 350°F for 30-40 minutes or until you can easily sink your fork through the squash.
  8. Enjoy!


*Note: The final photo does not do this delicious dish justice!  The beautiful squash melts into a gorgeous color, the apples actually crisp up – just fabulous!!!

This dish is perfect to make beforehand for the upcoming holidays.  You can do this the day before, then just keep them covered until the big day – just throw them back in the oven or microwave!

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SmartShopIt said...

We were assigned side dishes for this Thanksgiving and this one sounds good. We may give it a try!

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Farrah said...

That looks yummy delicious and perfect for the season!

shaun said...

I like how it's made. So healthy and yummy. I'm gonna try it this Christmas Eve.