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Apple Squash Bake

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Apple Squash Bake

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 local winter squash, whole (acorn, butternut, buttercup, delicata)
  • 3 or 4 local apples
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • Maple syrup to taste (a good glug)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • Cranberries, a handful


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cube squash and apples.
  3. Place squash in baking dish with a good glug of maple syrup, cinnamon, walnuts, a sprinkling of cranberries, and apple cider.
  4. Bake until squash is almost fork tender, add apples. Bake until apples are tender.


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