Baked Butternut Squash with Apples

Combine fall flavors--squash, nuts, apples--then bake with sweet maple to bring out wonderful flavor.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 12

Ingredients

2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/2
lb butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 5 cups)
2
to 3 large Granny Smith apples, cored, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (4 cups)
1/4
cup real maple or maple-flavored syrup
1
tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/4
cup chopped pecans, toasted*
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Place butter in 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish; heat in oven 5 to 7 minutes or until melted.
  • 2 Stir cinnamon and nutmeg into melted butter. Add squash; toss to coat. Cover with foil; bake 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix apples, syrup and vinegar.
  • 3 Pour apple mixture over squash. Cover; bake 10 minutes. Stir; bake 5 to 10 minutes longer or until squash is tender. Stir before serving and sprinkle with pecans.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    100
    (
    Calories from Fat
    35),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    3 1/2g
    3 1/2%
    (Saturated Fat
    1 1/2g,
    1 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    5mg
    5%;
    Sodium
    15mg
    15%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    17g
    17%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    11g
    11%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    140%;
    Vitamin C
    10%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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