Apple Butternut Squash Recipe

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We created this creamy side dish that pairs apple butter and butternut squash. The mild flavor would work well with any entree.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Recommended: Baking with Squash
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 1/4 cup apple butter
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 104 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 127mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 5g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.


  1. Place squash in a large saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the squash with apple butter, cream, salt and cinnamon until blended. Yield: 5 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with commercially prepared apple butter.
Originally published as Apple Butternut Squash in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2008, p126

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ahmom User ID: 3426126 221089
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2015

"This was really good! I tossed in 1/2 of a gigantic apple that I needed to use up. Subbed milk for cream"

Candi19964 User ID: 5626949 88100
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2010

"Cut the apples and squash up into cubes and place in a mixing bowl and marinade them overnight in the brown sugar mixture (use brown sugar instead of cinnamon, and don't mash it up) The apples, once cooked will taste exactly like tender, juicy cinnamon apples(just like the ones from a can in thick syrup! MAJOR YUMMERS! :)"

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