Butternut squash is considered the easiest winter squash to peel raw. Any of the winter squashes could be used here. One ‘easy’ way to peel raw squash is to halve, quarter, then cut into smaller chunks and then peel the chunks. Or…don’t peel at all. The long baking renders the skin soft.
1 large butternut or other winter squash, (peeled and) cut into 1-inch chunks
2 large apples, (peeled), halved, cored and cut into 1/2-inch slices
1/2 c fresh or frozen cranberries
1/4 to 1/2 c brown sugar
1 T flour
1 t salt
1/2 t ground mace or nutmeg
4 T unsalted butter
1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
2. Put squash chunks (or cubes) in an ungreased 7- by 11-inch baking dish (or other long baking dish). Place apples on top, then cranberries.
3. Mix the sugar, flour, salt, and mace or nutmeg together. Sprinkle over. Dot with butter. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until the squash is tender.