This is a very old recipe for fixing Butternut Squash. It was requested to be served at the very first Thanksgiving Dinner in the White House and has been a staple for many of our Presidents Thanksgivings since.
I Butternut Squash, sliced into 1 in. pieces and then into bite size piecess
4-3 apples ( I like Gala), cut into quarters, then into bite size pieces
2 Tbsp. butter
1/2 c. brown sugar (more or less depending on taste. this is not real sweet)
2-3 tsp. cinnamon
pecans, broken into pieces , optional
Saute the squash and apples in the melted butter until juices start to flow, over med. heat. Sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon over top and mix in.Cover, and lower heat a little and continue cooking and stiring occasionally, until squash is tender, for 25 min. Remove the lid and allow some of the juice to cook down for a few minutes. Add pecans now.This can also be baked in the oven at 350 deg. for 25-30 minutes if desired. Delicious! Perfect for a cold winter night's supper!