Baked Butternut Squash with Apple

    1 hour 20 min

    This is a fantastic autumn dish. Butternut squash is baked with apples, butter, light brown soft sugar and seasonings. Enjoy as a side dish. It goes well with roasted meats.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 110g packed light brown soft sugar
    • 50g unsalted butter, melted
    • 1 tablespoon plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground mace
    • 900g butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1.25cm slices
    • 2 large apples, cored and cut into 1.25cm slices

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. In a medium bowl, stir together light brown soft sugar, butter, flour, salt and mace. Arrange squash in an ungreased 23x33cm or similar sized baking dish. Top with slices of apple, then sprinkle with the sugar mixture. Cover with a lid or foil.
    3. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven or until squash is tender.

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    I always, always get rave reviews when I make this dish for company. My family loves it too, including my picky kids! Instead of mace, I add 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 tsp. cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg and I never use anything but Granny Smith apples. This one is definately a keeper!  -  16 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Not quite a five star but more than a four. I used about a 1/4 t allspice, 1/4 t nutmeg, and 1/2 t cinnamon to replace mace. Next time, I think I'll cube the squash to get better mixing with the apples. I don't know why it said to sprinkle the spice mix. It was like a thick sauce that had to be spread.  -  30 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The mixture for this squash is wonderful but there is not enough of it. Also it is a bear to clean the dish you cook it in. I would make again without the apples and double the mix and coat the pan. Great flavor in the surgar mix!  -  21 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)