Squash & Apple Bake

Canadian Thanksgiving is coming up fast and this Fall side dish would be the perfect accompaniment to any Thanksgiving Feast! Really, this works well as a side dish to any meal, but works especially well with pork because of the apples. (I love apples and pork...they compliment each other so well.)

Delicata Squash is great to work with because the outer skin is edible, so no peeling...just make sure to give it a good scrub with a vegetable scrubber. This recipe is a little fussy to get everything in the pan...but so worth it when you start to smell it cooking, and then when you see it come out of the oven!


1 Delicata Squash
1 Red Apple
1 Red Onion
3 Tbsp Ghee
1 tsp dried Rosemary
1 clove of Garlic minced
Salt & Pepper
1 Tbsp fresh Parsley chopped


1. Clean the squash, slice lengthwise and remove the seeds. Clean and core the apple, and peel the onion. Cut them all to a uniform size in half moon shapes about 1/4 inch thick. Use a mandolin if you have one.

2. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. "Butter" a 6" x 9" casserole dish using 1 tsp of ghee. 

3. This is where the recipe is a little fussy (but worth it)...layer your vegetables in 4 stacks...alternating as you go...squash, onion, squash, apple. Using 2 stacks at a time...carefully lay them down into one side of the casserole dish and fan out evenly. Now repeat with the other 2 stacks into the other side of the dish. (they are easier to handle in smaller stacks)

4. Melt and mix the rest of the ghee with the rosemary, and garlic. Using a pastry brush, brush the top of the vegetables with the mixture.

4. Bake for 35 minutes. Check to see if the squash is to your liking. If not cook for another 5 minutes. Then turn the oven up to broil. Broil until the squash just starts to brown on top. Remove from oven.

5. Add salt & pepper to taste, then sprinkle with parsley and serve with your favorite meal.

***Note: This recipe is easy to double to feed a crowd...just make sure to use a larger pan.

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