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Sep 7, 2009

Recipe: Butternut squash with thyme and cider

By: Diane Phillips

Recipe: Butternut squash with thyme and cider Author: Style At Home

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Sep 7, 2009

Recipe: Butternut squash with thyme and cider

By: Diane Phillips
Sweet butternut squash is a perfect vegetable to braise in the slow cooker, because it becomes caramelized and tender when cooked low and slow. The addition of thyme and apple cider gives this squash lots of personality. Serve the squash with pork or poultry as a colorful and interesting side dish.

Ingredients
  • 1⁄2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1⁄4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 4 cups 1-inch chunks peeled and seeded butternut squash

Directions
Combine all the ingredients in the insert of a 5- to 7-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 31⁄2 to 4 hours, until the squash is tender. Serve the squash in the cooker set on warm.

Slow-cooker savvy This squash is also delicious puréed. When the squash is tender, use an immersion blender to purée it. Serve the squash in the cooker set on warm.

Serves 6–8




slowcooker-cookbook.jpg Excerpted from Slow Cooker: The Best Cookbook Ever by Diane Phillips. Copyright © 2009 by Diane Phillips. Excerpted by permission of Chronicle Books. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

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