Crockpot Butternut Squash and Apples

Are you looking for a deliciously simple way to cook Butternut Squash? This recipe uses a time friendly, one pot method to cook squash and apples to perfection! Seasoned with warm spices like cinnamon, cloves and ginger this recipe is a comfort food and healthy at the same time.

 

Crockpot Butternut Squash and Apples

Serves: 6

 

Ingredients:

 

2 ½ lbs butternut squash                                  ½ tsp cinnamon

2 ½ lbs Granny Smith apples                            ¼ tsp salt

½ cup brown sugar                                             1/8 tsp ginger

1 Tbsp flour                                                          1/8 tsp ground cloves

 

Directions:

  • Cut squash in half. Remove seeds and fibers from center of squash with a spoon. Cut squash into quarters (for easier peeling); peel squash (a sharp knife will work more easily than a peeler). Cut squash into 1” slices.
  • Core apples and cut into 1” pieces.
  • In a medium bowl mix sugar, flour, salt and spices.
  • Layer one half of the squash in the bottom on a 4-5 quart crockpot. Top with half of the apple slices and half of the spice mixture. Repeat layers. NOTE: Spray crockpot with non-stick cooking spray for easier cleaning later on!
  • Cover crockpot and cook on low for 4-5 hours or on high for 2 ½ hours. Enjoy this amazingly healthy dish!

 

Nutrition Information per serving: 155 calories, 0 grams fat, 40 grams carbohydrate, 2 grams protein, 7 grams fiber, 400% vitamin A, 90% vitamin C

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