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Butternut Squash and Apple Bake

By: Laura Schoenfeld, MPH, RD (

Total time: 1 hour



3 Tbsp butter or coconut oil

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1/2 tsp allspice

2 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (5-6 cups)

2 large Granny Smith apples, cored, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (2-3 cups)

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup chopped pecans



  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Melt butter or coconut oil in microwave (should take about 30 seconds or so).
  3. Place squash cubes in 13×9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish.
  4. Stir cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice into melted butter/coconut oil. Add to the cubed squash; toss to coat.
  5. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  6. In large bowl, mix cubed apples and maple syrup.
  7. Remove squash from the oven. Pour the apple mixture over the squash. Cover and bake for 20 minutes, or until squash is tender.
  8. Sprinkle chopped pecans into a dry (un-greased) skillet and cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Allow pecans to brown slightly and become fragrant. Take off heat when fully toasted/browned.
  9. Remove squash and apple mixture from oven. Stir before serving and sprinkle with toasted pecans. Serve warm.


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  • clueckin

    This looks like a quick, savory and sweet option for the upcoming holiday!