Friday, November 09, 2007

Favorite Ingredients Friday for November 9

For today’s favorite, I decided to share something that is very seasonal -- made with squash and apples. Buttercup squash is my favorite, but any winter squash would work, I’m sure. Just use the same amount.

3 lbs. buttercup squash
3 apples
6 Tblsp. margarine (or use 4 Tblsp. oil)
2/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 1/2 Tblsp. flour
1 1/4 tsp. salt

Cut squash in halves; remove seeds and fibers. Peel and cut in slices 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch thick. Arrange the slices in a 13 x 9-inch pan.

Core apples but do not peel them. Cut in 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch slices and arrange them on top of squash.

Mix remaining ingredients; sprinkle over top of apples and squash. Cover pan tightly with foil. Bake at 350º for about 1 hour or until squash is tender. Serves 6 to 8.

I have been making this recipe for over thirty years. It’s nice with any autumn meal and would be a great side dish for Thanksgiving. It would also make a nice contribution to an autumn potluck.


  1. Anonymous10:37 AM

    Oh, Mrs. T this sounds great! I may have to make this in the next few weeks! THank you for sharing!


  2. FABULOUS! I have a couple of these squash and wasn't sure what to do with them...Now I know! THANK YOU!

    God Bless!

  3. Hi ladies,

    So happy you stopped by and that this recipe sounds good to you. We love it. Hope it turns out well for you and that your families enjoy it.

    God bless,

  4. Mrs. T, I would've not thought of combining squash and apples for a dessert but I'm williing to try it! :)

    Thanks so much for participating in my Favorite Ingredients Friday recipe exchange. I do appreciate it.

  5. Hi Overwhelmed,

    I usually serve this as a side dish, but I have actually seen a couple of similar recipes used for dessert. In one of the older Taste of Home magazines, there was a recipe for a Butternut Apple Crisp containing much the same ingredients.

    My recipe is not actually all that sweet, so it would probably be better as a side dish. But it is yummy; I can vouch for that!

  6. I'm a week behind, but this sounds great. Thanks!


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