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Butternut Squash Apple Crisp Recipe
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Butternut Squash Apple Crisp Recipe

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"I had this recipe in my box for years before I finally tried it - and now we love it!" recalls Barbara Ellis from Bridgewater, Massachusetts. "It has become my son-in-law's favorite."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 small butternut squash (about 1 pound)
  • 3 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter
  • Vanilla ice cream

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 252 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 175 mg sodium, 63 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Peel and cut squash lengthwise in half; discard seeds. Cut squash into thin slices. In a large bowl, combine squash, apples, corn syrup and lemon juice; toss to coat. Mix brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and salt; stir into squash mixture.
  2. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, covered, 20 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, mix flour, oats and brown sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over squash mixture. Bake 25 minutes longer or until squash and apples are tender and topping is lightly browned. Serve warm with ice cream. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Butternut Apple Crisp in Taste of Home October/November 2004, p47

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 252 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 175 mg sodium, 63 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 17, 2013

"imade this last year for a after dinner desert

it was very good next time all add more cinnamon and brown sugar"

Reviewed Jul. 29, 2011

"It needed more topping so I'll adjust that the next time I make this."

Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

"This one is hard to rate. . . I made this for friends who adored it, but my husband and I didn't like it as much as just plain apple crisp. The recipe itself is really good.. . the sauce and topping have a wonderful flavor, I just didn't like how I kept tasting squash! (Guess that's what I get for trying to make a dessert with nutritional value.)"

Reviewed Oct. 29, 2009

"Absolutely wonderful, you don't even notice you are eating squash. My husband loves this and it's an easy for me to get some vegetables into his diet!"

Reviewed Oct. 11, 2009

"What an absolutely heavenly dish. I love the way the apples and squash work together and you don't even notice that you are eating squash at all. They belong together like peas and carrots. I will be making this easy and nutricious recipe regularly from now on. I have already shared it with four other people, and can't wait to take it to work. I am very impressed!!"

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