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Butternut Squash, Apple, Gorgonzola Gratin

Posted by Emily Wiley on 09/24 at 12:22 PM

Butternut Squash, Apple, Gorgonzola Gratin. Photo Credit Emily Wiley.

Here’s a recipe to add to your autumn arsenal. It’s tart and tangy and pairs well with slow-cooked pork and sweet pumpkin ale.

Ingredients

2 1/2 Tbsp Wegmans basting oil, divided (or olive oil plus your favorite herbs)
3 cups butternut squash, sliced into 1/8-inch thick pieces
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg, divided
1 1/2 cups heavy cream (substitute half and half for a lighter version)
2 medium Granny Smith apples, cored, peeled, thinly sliced (about 2 1/2 cups)
3 oz Gorgonzola cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Rub 1 1/2 Tbsp basting oil into a 2-quart shallow casserole dish. Place casserole dish on a baking sheet.

Cover the bottom of the dish with a layer of squash. Season with salt and pepper and half of the nutmeg. Repeat with remaining squash; season with salt and pepper and remaining nutmeg. Pour heavy cream over all.

Bake for 30 minutes, then remove from the oven. Press the squash/cream mixture using a spatula, and return to oven. Bake 10 minutes more, then remove.

Toss apples with 1 Tbsp basting oil in a small bowl. Cover the top of the squash mixture with single layer of apple slices, overlapping slightly and pressing apple slices gently into creamy mixture with a spatula.

Return casserole to the oven. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until squash and apples are tender. Remove from the oven.

Top with dollops of Gorgonzola, and let the cheese melt before serving.

(adapted from Wegman’s)

{name} Author: Emily Wiley
Bio: WPSU Multimedia Producer | Wife and Mother | Lover of Food and Photography | One-Half of The Culinary Couple

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