I just ate a whole pan of roasted apples and yummy winter squash.......well almost. I just couldn't help myself. Creamy, sweet squash with tart apples, fresh thyme, drizzled with bit of olive oil and honey, so easy and just delicious! I am sure you have seen them, in the store or at your local farmer’s market or perhaps they came in your CSA box this month?
I am talking about those beautiful, yellowish and green striped squash called Delicata! It’s my new favorite winter squash, sorry Butternut! It doesn't take much time or energy to make these squash your ‘star’ side or main dish and best of all there’s no peeling required.
Roasted Delicata Squash with Apples
2 Delicata squash, about 1 1/2 lbs
3 small or 2 lg Gala apples, cut into 1" chunks
4 sprigs fresh thyme
1/4 c honey
1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut squash lengthwise and scrape out the seeds. Lay flat side on the cutting board and slice into 1/2" slices. Place cut squash on two rimmed baking pans along with the apples. Drizzle with the oil and honey and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Make sure that all pieces come into contact with the pan so that they will brown well. Roast for 15 minutes and then switch the pans and roast for another 15 minutes. Sprinkle with the fresh thyme and serve warm.
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