The sweetness of baked apples and squash is accentuated with fall's warm spices. A perfect side for pork or poultry.
2 pounds winter squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
2 Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into 1/4- to 1/2-inch thick slices
3 tablespoons maple syrup
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
Pinch of salt and black pepper
1/4 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
1 tablespoon butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 375° F. Grease a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish with melted butter. Evenly layer the squash and apple slices in the casserole dish, alternating and slightly overlapping the squash slices with the apple slices, until all slices are gone. Drizzle the maple syrup over the squash and apples.
In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, flour, spices, salt and pepper. Mix the butter into the flour/sugar mix with your fingers to make a crumbly mixture. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the top of the squash and apples. Cover the dish with foil and bake for about 40 minutes or until the squash and apples start to become tender. Remove the foil, and let casserole brown for another 15 minutes. Serve warm.
Use your choice of local apples and winter squash in this recipe, and serve as a side dish with ham, pork or poultry.
150 calories, 6 g. fat, 15 mg. cholesterol, 37 mg. sodium, 25 g. carbohydrate, 3 g. fiber, 1 g. protein