Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Butternut Squash Apple Crisp

I've been feeling a little down lately. I'm not afraid to admit it, it gets lonely staying home with an infant all day. I know I'm EXTREMELY blessed to be able to stay home with him and I wouldn't have it any other way. Sometimes the thought of getting together with friends that don't have children is a little intimidating. I do not want to be the mommy who drones on and on about how her kid just learned to eat toast by himself. But when that's the highlight of your day, what else is there to talk about? I know I should get out more, like I said, intimidating. Its a vicious circle. Yet, instead of reading the paper or watching more than 90 seconds of CNN, I make dessert! It's therapy second only to retail.

I found this recipe online from The Hungry Housewife.

Like Leslie, I had never cooked butternut squash before and I'm not sure why. I guess I was just waiting for the right recipe... I think I found it:

You will need:

1 Butternut Squash
1 Apple, chopped, divided
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 Tablespoons Butter, divided
pure maple syrup, a drizzle or two
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Cut the squash in half, lengthwise and scoop out the membrane and seeds from both halves.

Peel and dice your apple, toss in a bowl with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Equally divide the apples between the squash halves and top with 1 tablespoon of butter each.

For the CRUMB TOPPING You will also need:

3/4 stick butter
3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 Tablespoons Sugar
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
3 Tablespoons Instant Oats
1/4 cup Pecans, chopped

Add flour to a large bowl and cut in butter with a pastry blender or two forks until the butter bits are pea sized.

Add the remaining ingredients to the flour bowl and mix together.

Mound the crumb topping over the apples and butter. Don't be stingy you're going to have leftover topping so pile it on there. Now take the maple syrup and give your squash a drizzle.

Then throw it in the oven at 350 for about 45 minutes- depending on how large your squash is!

Mmmm. Yes, this will do very nice

Let's have a closer look shall we?

I feel much better now, ice cream anyone?


  1. I am going to make this for MYSELF! And I can totally relate to the first part of your post.

  2. You can talk about whatever you want as long as I can see your shining face!