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Butternut Squash, Apple, and Leek Gratin

Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke
Yield 8 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)
The mild, garlicky flavor of leeks balances the sweetness of the squash and apple cider. Try this side dish with pork, chicken, or turkey.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups (1/2-inch) cubed peeled butternut squash
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced leek (about 2 large)
  • 2 cups (1/2-inch) cubed peeled Braeburn apple (about 1 pound)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup apple cider or juice
  • 2 (1-ounce) slices white bread
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 151
  • caloriesfromfat 25 %
  • fat 4.2 g
  • satfat 1.4 g
  • monofat 1.5 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 2.5 g
  • carbohydrate 28.6 g
  • fiber 4.6 g
  • cholesterol 4 mg
  • iron 1.5 mg
  • sodium 202 mg
  • calcium 63 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°

  2. Steam squash, covered, 9 minutes or until tender.

  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add leek; sauté 5 minutes or until lightly browned.

  4. Combine squash, leek, apple, sugar, salt, nutmeg, and pepper in a large bowl; toss gently to coat. Spoon into a 2-quart casserole coated with cooking spray, and pour cider over squash mixture. Cover and bake at 400° for 20 minutes.

  5. Place bread in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until coarse crumbs form to measure 1 cup. Combine breadcrumbs, pine nuts, and butter. Uncover the casserole; sprinkle with breadcrumb mixture. Bake, uncovered, an additional 15 minutes or until golden brown.