Mashed Butternut Squash and Apples
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Special enough for holiday entertaining yet easy enough for a busy weeknight, since you cook it in the microwave.
uncooked butternut squash20 oz, fresh, peeled and cubed*
fresh apple(s)2 medium, Granny Smith, peeled, cored and cut into small pieces
apple cider½ cup(s)
regular butter1 Tbsp, cut up
fresh thyme1 ½ tsp, fresh, chopped
table salt½ tsp
black pepper¼ tsp, freshly ground, or to taste
- Put squash, apples and cider in a shallow microwave-safe baking dish or container; sprinkle butter over top. Cover and microwave until tender, about 10 to 12 minutes. Mash until smooth, yet slightly chunky; stir in thyme, salt and pepper. Yields about 2/3 cup per serving.