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Baked Butternut Squash Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mary Kay Fitzpatrick
Added: Thursday, March 20, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 medium - Butternut Squash
2 small "Tart" Apples (like Granny Smith)
1/4 c. - Raisins
Nutmeg, Salt, & Pepper (for seasoning)
1/4 c. - Real Maple Syrup (not pancake syrup)
1/8 c. - Butter
1 Tblsp. - Lemon Juice


Directions:
Directions:
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly grease a 2 qt. casserole dish with butter.
Peel squash, quarter and remove seeds of squash, then cut each quarter in half and slice into 1/4" thick slices . Put squash into a large pot. Add water just to cover.
Lightly salt water and bring to a boil. Cover pot and reduce heat to "simmer". Cook until squash is slightly tender, yet still crisp, about 3 min..(don't fully cook). Drain squash well in a colander.
Peel, core, & slice the apples (about 1/4" thick ). Add the apples, squash, & raisins to the casserole dish. Sprinkle 'lightly" with a few dashes of nutmeg, salt, & pepper and fold to distribute the seasonings. In a 2 cup glass measure, add the maple syrup, butter, & lemon juice. Microwave just until the butter melts. Whisk to combine and pour sauce over the veggies. Lightly fold veggies to distribute the sauce.
Cover & bake about 1 hour or until veggies are tender, gently stirring twice during cooking time. Remove cover for the last 15 minutes of cooking time! Remove from oven, gently fold veggies to redistribute sauce. Recover and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
By having the squash handy in the freezer(after draining the squash, cool it, & pack for freezing) this recipe is much faster to prepare! When ready to make it, defrost the squash only enough so that you are able to separate the slices...then proceed with the recipe as directed!

 

 

 

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