Elegant Thanksgiving Squash Side Dish

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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40 m servings 205 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 205 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 6.8 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 30g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 144 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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


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I used golden raisins but would use Craisins® in the future. There's one confusing step to this recipe which was a bit of pain to correct. In step #3, it says to "drain and discard wine mixtur...

Much enjoyed on thanksgiving, I would recommend this.

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