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Apple Cranberry SquashHappy Thanksgiving

Happy Healthy Holidays!

Two fall favorites, apples and cranberries, come together with butternut squash to make this healthful and delicious Apple Cranberry Squash side dish.

Cranberries for Apple Cranberry Sauce

Recipe Ingredients

1 pound butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
2 Jonathan or Macintosh apples, peeled, cored and chopped
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup cranberries, thawed if frozen
2 teaspoons unsalted butter, melted

Recipe Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place squash in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover saucepan and steam 15 minutes or until tender.

Remove from steamer basket and set aside.

Combine apples and half the sugar in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Cook 12 minutes stirring frequently until juice has evaporated. Add apples to squash.

Combine cranberries and remaining sugar in same saucepan. Cook 4 minutes or until liquid has evaporated.

Add cranberries to apples and squash.

Stir in melted butter and salt to taste and toss.

Transfer mixture to a buttered shallow baking dish.

Bake 10 minutes or until hot.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 4 servings Apple Cranberry Squash.

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Thanksgiving Tidbit

The First Thanksgiving in America was actually a secular event that was not repeated. A Calvinist Thanksgiving actually did occur in 1623 and did not involve sharing food with the Native Americans.