Winter squash bake

    50 min

    A wonderful way to serve squash. Sliced apples are topped with mashed buttercup squash, crushed cornflakes, pecans and brown sugar, then baked. Serve as a side dish.

    39 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 1.35kg buttercup squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1.75cm chunks
    • 50g butter
    • 1 tablespoon dark brown soft sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 dash white pepper
    • 25g butter
    • 650g sliced peeled apples
    • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 40g cornflakes cereal, coarsely crushed
    • 60g pecans, chopped
    • 110g dark brown soft sugar
    • 2 tablespoons melted butter

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat an oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Place the squash pieces in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and cook until the squash is tender, about 15 minutes. Drain; then mash the squash with 50g butter, 1 tablespoon dark brown soft sugar, salt and white pepper.
    3. Heat the 25g butter in a large frying pan over low heat; stir in sliced apples and sprinkle with the caster sugar. Cover and cook over low heat until barely tender, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spread the apples in a 3 litre baking dish. Spoon the mashed squash evenly over the apples.
    4. Stir together the cornflakes, pecans, the 110g dark brown soft sugar and melted butter. Sprinkle the cornflake mixture evenly over the squash.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven until heated through, about 15 minutes.


    If buttercup squash is unavailable, substitute in acorn or butternut squash.

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    Reviews in English (34)


    I served this to 15 people and everybody loved it. I used butternut squash ( couldn't find buttercup). I used Jonagold apples and reduced the white sugar to 1/8 cup. I also reduced the brown sugar in the topping to 1/3 cup. I cooked and mashed the squash the day before so it was very quick to prepare. Thanks for a great dish!  -  29 Nov 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Absolutely awesome! The whole family loved it! Squash is hard to peel (this was my 1st time) & the only way I found to make it any easier was to have my husband cut it into small pieces and then I peeled them. I put it together the night before, but didn't cook it until about an hour before the event. It came out awesome!!  -  26 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe was wonderful as it stands. The only thing different I did was use Butternut squash instead of Buttercup only because it was what I had bought. I served it for Thanksgiving Dinner and everyone had two helpings, some had three!!  -  30 Nov 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)