Apples and Butternut Squash

I inherited my current Crock Pot from a dear friend who moved to Atlanta.  She barely used her slow cooker, depending more on her pressure cooker and rice maker.


It had been a number of years since I owned a Crock Pot, maybe 10 years. I remember I have one when I walk by the rack it sits on, so it has yet to rent a permanent space in the cooking corner of my mind!

Crock Pots are wonderful for plan ahead, everything in one pot meals. Some of them are quite tasty, although scoffed at

by gourmets, but I’ve learned to relax and enjoy a wide array of cooking styles and approaches.

I love recipes that combine fruit and vegetables.  So many of them seem to be made for each other, like Butternut and Apples.

Pumkins and SquashRed Apple


This recipe makes a lovely side dish to curries, grilled chicken or fish.

  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 organic Butternut Squash (@ 2 lbs.), peeled and seeded
  • 2 organic Red Apples, cored and sliced
  • 1 medium white organic Onion, quartered and sliced
  • 1 Tbs. organic grass-fed, Butter

Combine spices in a small bowl, and set aside.

Cut squash into 2-inch pieces and put in Crock-pot. 

Add apples and onion.

Sprinkle with spice mixture, and stir to combine well.

Cover and cook on LOW for 6 – 7 hours, or until vegetables are tender.

Stir in butter and adjust seasoning just before serving.

~ En Guete!


4 thoughts on “Apples and Butternut Squash

  1. LOVE THAT COMBINATION!!! sounds very fall-ish . I love fall-ish foods are year round. thanx Hoda

    1. It really is quite tasty. I have made it twice for a large group of friends as a side with Lamb Curry and Wild Rice. It is a well-liked recipe. Thank you for your comment and I loved your blog.

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