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Baked Butternut Squash with Apples Recipe | by Betty Crocker Recipes
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Baked Butternut Squash with Apples Recipe

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*

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

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.

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Taken on July 7, 2008