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Recipe For Apple Squash

Thanksgiving Side Dish: Apple Squash

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because I love all the warm, savory dishes. This one has been in my family for years and it's sweet, creamy, and has a crunchy topping that reminds me of homemade mac and cheese. It's easy to prepare ahead of time, and is a great alternative to mashed potatoes or stuffing.

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Recipe for Apple Squash


  1. Bottom layer:
  2. 4 Cortland apples, peeled and sliced
  3. 1 1/2 tablespoons Smart Balance margarine
  1. Middle layer:
  2. 8 cups butternut squash (about two whole), peeled, de-seeded, and diced
  3. 2 tablespoons Smart Balance margarine
  4. 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  5. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  1. Top layer:
  2. 2 cups fruit juice sweetened corn flakes, crushed
  3. 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  4. 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  5. 2 tablespoons Smart Balance margarine, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. Heat two tablespoons of Smart Balance in a skillet and add the sliced apples. Cover and simmer for five minutes. Spread in bottom of a casserole dish.

  3. Boil the butternut squash for 15 minutes.
  4. Mash the squash with two tablespoons Smart Balance, two teaspoons brown sugar, salt, and pepper. Spread it on top of the apples.
  5. Mix the two tablespoons of melted Smart Balance with the crushed corn flakes, two teaspoons brown sugar, and chopped pecans. Sprinkle on top of the squash.
  6. Bake uncovered for 15 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy.

Makes 10 servings.

Here's the nutritional info for this Thanksgiving apple squash.

Serving Size 1/10 of the dish
Calories 159.6
Total Fat 5.9 g
Saturated Fat .6 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 182.1 mg
Carbs 28.2 g
Fiber 3.9 g
Sugars 10.7 g
Protein 2.2 g

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Fitness Fitness 7 years
MLH1 - I did use gluten-free corn flakes, and it came out great! JennSkonn - How about McIntosh apples?
Fitness Fitness 7 years
MLH1 - I did use gluten-free corn flakes, and it came out great!JennSkonn - How about McIntosh apples?
MLH1 MLH1 7 years
Thanks! This looks awesome! if I sub some gluten free corn flakes it this recipe can be gluten free as well!
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