Mashed Butternut Squash and Apples

Serve this side dish with any entree, and also think about leftovers for a healthful snack or a dessert.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 4 organic apples, cored and coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons organic trans fat-free margarine or butter
  • 3 tablespoons local, pure maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ cup walnut pieces
  • Sea salt

Method

Bring a large covered pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add the butternut squash, cover, and cook for about 15 minutes or until not quite tender. Add the apples, cover, and cook for another 5 minutes, or until the squash is tender-soft. Drain and return the squash and apples to the cooking pot. Add the margarine, the maple syrup, cinnamon, ginger, walnut pieces, and a little sea salt. Using a potato masher, mash until chunky-smooth. Taste for seasonings.

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