Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash and Apples

P1020807This is a great side dish for the fall and winter months- using produce that is easy to find this time of year- apples and butternut squash. However, spring is upon us here in Virginia (Hooray!), so I am enjoying the last of these tastes until next season!

I love this dish because it is a great combination of sweet and savory. Winter squash paired with sweet apples. Continuing with that theme, the spices are also sweet and savory, with some spicy heat added in, too!

  • 1 small butternut squash
  • 3 small apples
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. brown sugar
  • 1/8- 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (1/4 tsp. gives it a pretty good kick. If you don’t want it as spicy- go down to the 1/8 tsp.)
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper

Peel the squash with a vegetable peeler. Cut off the ends. Now, cut the whole thing in half length-wise. Scoop out the seeds. Dice the squash into small chunks.

Peel the Apples and dice into small chunks.

Lightly grease an 8in. dish or baking pan.

Add the squash/apples. Pour the oil over them and toss to coat them well.

Sprinkle on the sugar and spices.

Mix it all up together.

Bake at 400 for at least 30 minutes- or until the squash and apples are tender.

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