Elegant Thanksgiving Squash Side Dish

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Butternut squash, apple, and onion are simmered together, then pureed with spiced red wine, mixed with cranberry juice-reconstituted raisins, and topped with creamy fresh goat cheese. Try using a combination of regular and golden raisins, or Craisins®. This dish is sure to make an elegant accoutrement!

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 sweet onion, chopped

  • 1 butternut squash - peeled, seeded, and cubed

  • 2 Gala apples, cored and cubed, or more to taste

  • 1 cup water, or more as needed

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup red wine

  • ½ cup cranberry juice

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 tablespoon mulling spices

  • 1 ¼ cups raisins

  • 8 ounces chevre (soft goat cheese), crumbled

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook and stir onion in hot butter until translucent and soft, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir butternut squash, apples, and 1 cup water into onion mixture. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer until apples are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

  2. Pour squash mixture into a blender no more than half full. Cover and hold lid down; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Puree in batches until smooth. Transfer puree to a bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Stir wine, cranberry juice, and 1/2 cup water together in a saucepan. Bring wine mixture to a boil; add mulling spices, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 2 minutes. Add raisins and simmer until plumped, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain and discard wine mixture.

  4. Stir raisins into squash puree and top with goat cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

205 Calories
7g Fat
30g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 205
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 112mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 25mg 123%
Calcium 112mg 9%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 523mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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