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Difficulty: Medium - experience needed
Serves: 4


• 1 butternut squash, about 1-1/2 pounds, washed well
• 1 tablespoon butter, melted
• 1 teaspoon curry powder
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
• 1 teaspoon kosher salt
• Freshly ground pepper to taste
• 2 apples, cored, chopped into half-inch pieces
• 2 tablespoons maple syrup
• 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (don’t skip)


Set oven to 375F. Place a glass or ceramic baking dish in the oven to preheat.

SQUASH: Place the squash in the microwave for 3 minutes to soften. Remove the skin, seeds and membrane, then cut into half-inch cubes. In a large bowl, toss the squash with remaining squash ingredients, coating the cubes well with butter and spices. Transfer to baking dish. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
APPLES: Combine apples, maple syrup and balsamic vinegar. Arrange apples over the squash. Re-cover with foil, bake for another 10 minutes.
Uncover the dish, stir and bake for about another 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until the squash is fully cooked and the liquid is absorbed. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Serve immediately.

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