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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Roasted Butternut Squash with Apple Cider Reduction

Cooking for a family with multiple food allergies can get tiring after a while, so it's a real treat when someone else makes an allergy-friendly dish for us.  At Thanksgiving, Uncle Mike brought a delicious squash and apple side dish to dinner that we all loved, and he was kind enough to share the recipe with me so I could share it with you!  Mike is a chef at the Honest Weight Food Co-Op in Albany, New York, and he whips up organic and vegan foods for a living, so you can be sure this dish is yummy :)  Thanks Uncle Mike!

Roasted Butternut Squash with Apple Cider Reduction

2 medium butternut squash
2 large apples (Galas are good)
1 large bunch of kale
12 chestnuts
2 to 3 cups of walnuts
4 cups apple cider
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp mulling cider spice

Peel and de-seed butternut. Cut into bite-size cubes, coat with olive oil, sea salt and pepper, then roast in a 350 degree oven until fork tender.

Cut an X into the skin of the chestnuts. Roast them in the oven while the squash is roasting. Let them cool a little then peel and chop.

Chop and toast the walnuts on a baking sheet.

Peel and cut apples into bite size cubes. Put apple cider, apple cider vinegar and spices in a pot.  Bring to a boil then simmer and let it reduce for at least 15 minutes.  Add the apples at the last 5 minutes.

De-rib and rough chop the kale.  Pour the apple cider mixture over the it and stir well until the kale softens.  Add squash, walnuts and chestnuts and mix well.  Serve warm.

Chef Mike at Honest Weight

Shared with Monday Mania at The Healthy Home Economist and The Homestead Barn Hop at The Prairie Homestead and The Hearth and Soul Hop at Premeditated Leftovers and Slightly Indulgent Tuesday at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free and Traditional Tuesday at Whole New Mom and Real Food Wednesday at Kelly the Kitchen Kop and Gluten Free Wednesday at the Gluten Free Homemaker and Frugal Days Sustainable Ways at Frugally Sustainable and the Homemaking LinkUp at Raising Homemakers and Simple Lives Thursday at GNOWFLGLINS and Wellness Weekend at Diet Dessert and Dogs and Freaky Friday at Real Food Freaks and Fresh Bites Friday at Real Food Whole Health and Fight Back Friday at Food Renegade and A Gluten Free Holiday at Daily Bites.


  1. This looks great! An apple cider reduction sounds very interesting. I will have to try this! And how sweet is your Uncle Mike!! :-)

    Be Well,

  2. I love the sound of this. Nuts and squash are a perfect pair and I like the added sweeteness from the apple. Great recipe.

  3. This sounds AMAZING!I will try this when the chestnuts arrive in our shops...hopefully this weekend!

  4. This sounds soo good. I don't have chestnuts but I bet walnuts will be good. Thanks for sharing!

  5. What a scrumptious recipe! I love the combination of flavors. I alos like to use apple juice as a natural swetener. Thank you for sharing this with the Hearth and Soul Hop.