Golden Butternut Squash Tart

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing


9 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
This savory and flavorful butternut squash tart is perfect for the holiday season. It'll warm you right up. —Theresa Gutsch, Wausau, Wisconsin
Golden Butternut Squash Tart Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1 pound onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 small tart apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup mashed cooked butternut squash
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese, cut into 1/2-inch strips


  1. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1/8-in.-thick square; transfer to a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Trim to 1/2 in. above edge of dish; flute edges. Line unpricked crust with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450° for 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack.
    Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the onions, garlic, salt and pepper in oil over low heat for 25-30 minutes or until onions are golden brown, stirring frequently. Add cream and thyme. Bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 2-4 minutes or until thickened. Cool slightly.
  2. Pour into crust. Top with apple slices. In a small bowl, combine squash and egg; spread over top.
  3. Cover and bake at 375° for 15 minutes. Uncover; arrange cheese in a lattice pattern over the top. Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until apple is tender. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 251 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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