Squash and Apple Bake

Squash and Apple Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #apple and #butternutsquash #casserole is drizzled with a cinnamon-brown sugar glaze and is a wonderful choice as a #holiday #sidedish or for company.

I love this wonderful recipe. There’s lots of delicious butternut squash and apple slices cooked in a wonderful brown sugar sauce that makes this dish absolutely delectable. I make this comforting side dish almost every year during the holidays (at least once!) Our family loves the wonderful flavors of this casserole. I think you will too. This casserole can be made gluten free very easily by swapping out the flour for gluten free flour. You can also make this recipe vegan by substituting coconut oil for the butter.

This is another one of those recipes that has gone viral over the Internet, but I found the original recipe in the 1972 edition of my Betty Crocker cookbook. I make a few changes including decreasing the salt, and substituting cinnamon for the mace in the recipe. The results are spectacular! I made this for friends who recently had a baby along with Creamy Scalloped Potatoes and Ham and they loved it.

We’ve made this dish for a lot of company over the years and it gets rave reviews every time I make it. The hardest part about this recipe is cutting up the butternut squash. I peel it with a vegetable peel, then cut it in half, seed it, and then slice it down for use in the recipe. Apples also have to be peeled, cored, and sliced down, so this recipe takes about 30 minutes to prepare, but the outcome is so phenomenal it is worth it!

If you’re looking for a new way to make butternut squash for the holidays, then I highly recommend Squash and Apple Bake. Everyone will ask for seconds! And, why not? Squash and Apple Bake is comfort food at its best. :)

Squash and Apple Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this  #apple and #butternutsquash #casserole is drizzled with a cinnamon-brown sugar glaze and is a wonderful choice as a #holiday #sidedish or for company.

Squash and Apple Bake is a comforting side dish.

Squash and Apple Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this  #apple and #butternutsquash #casserole is drizzled with a cinnamon-brown sugar glaze and is a wonderful choice as a #holiday #sidedish or for company.

Squash and Apple Bake is an excellent option as a holiday side dish.

 

Here’s what I did.

Squash and Apple Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this  #apple and #butternutsquash #casserole is drizzled with a cinnamon-brown sugar glaze and is a wonderful choice as a #holiday #sidedish or for company.

Peel the butternut squash with a vegetable peeler and cut off the ends. Slice down squash. Because a large butternut squash makes so much, I made a dish for us and a dish for someone who just had a baby. Spray your casserole dish or pan with cooking spray. When you get down to the bulb part you will need to remove the seeds. Place squash in prepared casserole dish.

Squash and Apple Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this  #apple and #butternutsquash #casserole is drizzled with a cinnamon-brown sugar glaze and is a wonderful choice as a #holiday #sidedish or for company.

Layer with peeled, cored apple slices to cover the casserole.

Squash and Apple Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this  #apple and #butternutsquash #casserole is drizzled with a cinnamon-brown sugar glaze and is a wonderful choice as a #holiday #sidedish or for company.

To make glaze, melt butter. Add cinnamon, brown sugar, salt and flour. Stir all ingredients together.

Squash and Apple Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this  #apple and #butternutsquash #casserole is drizzled with a cinnamon-brown sugar glaze and is a wonderful choice as a #holiday #sidedish or for company.

Drizzle the brown sugar mixture over top of the apples in the casserole dish.

Squash and Apple Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this  #apple and #butternutsquash #casserole is drizzled with a cinnamon-brown sugar glaze and is a wonderful choice as a #holiday #sidedish or for company.

Bake the dish 50-60 minutes or until vegetables and fruit are tender. 

Squash and Apple Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this  #apple and #butternutsquash #casserole is drizzled with a cinnamon-brown sugar glaze and is a wonderful choice as a #holiday #sidedish or for company.

Here’s a serving of this fantastic squash dish.

Squash and Apple Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this  #apple and #butternutsquash #casserole is drizzled with a cinnamon-brown sugar glaze and is a wonderful choice as a #holiday #sidedish or for company.

Squash and Apple Bake has phenomenal taste. Everyone we serve this dish to raves over it!

 

Here’s the recipe.

SQUASH & APPLE BAKE

(Recipe adapted from the 1972 Betty Crocker Cookbook)

Squash and Apple Bake
 
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This amazing casserole is filled with butternut squash and apple slices and glazed with a cinnamon-brown sugar streusel mixture. It bakes up to perfection and is wonderful as a holiday side dish.
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Recipe type: Side Dish/Casserole/Veggie
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. butternut or buttercup squash
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 heaping tablespoon flour (or gluten free flour, if desired)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ - 1 tsp. cinnamon (recipe called for mace, but I use cinnamon)
  • 3-4 baking apples, cored, peeled and cut into thin slices
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350°.
  2. Peel squash with vegetable peeler.
  3. Cut in half and remove seeds and fibers.
  4. Cut into ¼” slices.
  5. Layer in 9x13” baking dish.
  6. Top with apple slices.
  7. Stir together remaining ingredients and pour over top of squash and apples.
  8. Cover with foil.
  9. Bake 50-60 minutes or until squash is tender.
Notes
This recipe can easily be made gluten free by using gluten free flour in place of the all purpose flour in the recipe.

This recipe can easily be made vegan by replacing the butter with coconut oil.

 

Squash and Apple Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this  #apple and #butternutsquash #casserole is drizzled with a cinnamon-brown sugar glaze and is a wonderful choice as a #holiday #sidedish or for company.

Squash and Apple Bake is a tasty side dish for any main dish entree. It’s especially good with chicken or turkey.

Squash and Apple Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this  #apple and #butternutsquash #casserole is drizzled with a cinnamon-brown sugar glaze and is a wonderful choice as a #holiday #sidedish or for company.

You may want to add Squash and Apple Bake to your holiday menu. This recipe is so mouthwatering good.

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12 Responses to “Squash and Apple Bake”

  1. June 10, 2013 at 8:41 am #

    Can this be frozen? Since it makes so much I was wondering if I could freeze half of it so it doesn’t go to waste. Thank you!!

  2. Lorsie
    December 2, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    I love this recipe also from my 1971 edition of Betty Crocker. But my book fell apart. Thanks for posting, as I thought it was lost forever.

    • December 4, 2012 at 10:18 am #

      Yeah, the main thing I do different is substitute the mace for cinnamon. We love it that way.

      I have hunted through many thrift shops always looking for copies of this cookbook in good condition. I have been able to find several to pass on to my nieces who were looking for it since their mom (my sister) and I have loved our copies of this cookbook. You should consider scouring old bookstores, etc. May be able to find a copy in good condition!

  3. November 17, 2012 at 12:44 am #

    Okay Teresa, this is it. It’s Orange which met one of my goals at least! :) It just looks too incredibly good to look any further and very Thanksgivingy…so this is my side dish for 22! Thank you.

    • November 17, 2012 at 5:58 am #

      You will love this dish. It’s amazing.

      Sent from my iPhone

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