My mother-in-law and I are the only squash eaters in my husband's side of the family, and I was asked to bring some to our Christmas dinner. I thought this looked interesting because I love sweet potatoes and apples, and I've always thought acorn squash has a similar taste to sweet potatoes. We really liked it. I did increase the cinnamon to a full teaspoon, and added 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg and cardamom. Instead of dotting the squash and apples with butter, I melted the butter, and then mixed it in a separate bowl with the sugar, salt, and spices, and also added a tablespoon of lite pancake syrup then poured it over the squash, and mixed it in. I took out the walnuts because my mother-in-law has an allergic reaction to them, and replaced them with craisins. This was the only thing I did not like about it. I generally love cranberries, but I did not like the flavor they added to this. Next time I will use pecans (mother-in-law only reacts to walnuts), or I could see pistachios tasting good in this. I also thought it could use a little more salt, but I tend to like more of a salty/sweet flavor in squash. My kids liked this too, and I ate some leftovers for breakfast the day after Christmas. I'll be adding this to my recipe box.
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My mother-in-law and I are the only squash eaters in my husband's side of the family, and I...