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Fall squash, sweet potato and apple bake

Golden fall squash, sweet potato and apple bake! Crispy, healthy and really easy to make.

Fall squash, sweet potato and apple bake

A last minute Thanksgiving side dish idea!

Butternut squash, acorn squash, sweet potatoes, apples, dried cranberries and walnuts paired with butter, maple syrup and nutmeg…all baked to a golden crisp! Because there is no Thanksgiving feast without an amazing veggies side dish!

Fall is synonymous with everything pumpkin! More savory butternut squash dishes not to miss include oven baked chicken thighs with butternut squash, easy butternut squash gratin, baked mac and cheese with butternut squash, or crunchy pumpkin croquettes!

This vibrant and healthy dish comes together in less than 1 hour and for sure you already have these ingredients in your pantry this time of the year. Everyone will rave about this dish!

Fall squash, sweet potato and apple bake

If you are just short of a side dish, give this recipe a try! Just a quick tip…use a springform bake pan! This way, you don’t have to worry about messing up the whole dish when you remove it from a baking pan. Trust me, it gets really messy. Tried and failed with a regular baking pan 🙂

Fall squash, sweet potato and apple bake

I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!


and don’t forget…

Thanksgiving is not only a day, it’s a way of living!

That’s how I see it 🙂

Yield: 4 servings

Fall squash, sweet potato and apple bake

Fall squash, sweet potato and apple bake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed and thinly sliced (1/2 inch)
  • 1 acorn squash, peeled, seeds removed, thinly sliced (1/2 inch)
  • 3 medium sized sweet potatoes, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 3 apples, washed, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped


  1. Place a large saucepan filled with water over medium high heat and bring to boil. Add butternut and acorn squash slices and allow to boil for 5 minutes, then add sweet potato slices and boil for another 15 minutes. Remove from heat, drain and rinse.
  2. Preheat oven to 380F/ 200C.
  3. Grease a springform pan and put some baking paper on the bottom of the pan.
  4. Start forming layers, placing boiled squash and sweet potato slices in a spiraling pattern, from inside edge of the pan towards the center. Make another layer of sliced apples on top, using the same pattern. Continue creating layers until you have finished all your squash, sweet potato and apple slices. Sprinkle dried cranberries and set aside.
  5. In a small saucepan melt butter, mix with maple syrup and nutmeg, give it a good stir and add the mixture over squash and apple slices.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, remove, add chopped walnuts and return to the oven for another 5 minutes.
  7. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g



Monday 14th of December 2015

We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in the UK. I have never ever seen such as dish in my life, i love it - making the most of fruit and veg.

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Thursday 17th of December 2015

I hope you'll have the chance to try it! Not only it looks spectacular, tastes the same :)

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