It’s probably not so secret knowledge that butternut squash and apples pair well together in recipes. They enhance each other’s best qualities, much like a marriage. Well, maybe I should rephrase that sentence to say much like a “good” marriage. I know to be careful when I label a good marriage. From experience, I can boast about 30 happy years of marriage (total years of marriage: 48 – LOL).
So when pairing ingredients, I consider what essential qualities each bring to the recipe. The butternut squash is a fiber-rich winter squash that is so versatile it can be used in sweet and savory recipes. The apple is equal with its own nutritional value and versatility and can be eaten raw, dried, and added to baked goods and side dishes.
For more butternut recipes, just type “butternut squash” into the search box (to the right) and more than a dozen recipes will show up to whet your appetite for more!
As for more happy years of marriage, I’m working on 31 although it is especially challenging during this pandemic. Truthfully tho, hubby is an all-around good guy and puts up with my adventures in the kitchen (dirty pots and pans as well). His reward: he is well fed!
Basic ingredients are butternut squash, apples, walnuts, spices, and herbs.
Apples drizzled with olive oil and mixed with rosemary.
Cooked apples with walnuts added.
When finished cooking and combining ingredients, drizzle with maple syrup for a touch of sweetness. If you want to mash the butternut squash and then add the apples, that’s another way to go too.
The perfect recipe for fall and pairs nicely with pork loin, roast, or stand-alone vegetable dish.