Mashed Butternut Squash and Apples

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Appears in
Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

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


  • 2 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 4 organic apples, cored and coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons


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