Apple Butternut Squash Casserole with Bacon Pecan Topping
Butternut Squash casserole loaded with flavors like sweet apples, smokey bacon and crunchy pecans to make any Fall meal special.
3tablespoonsextra virgin olive oildivided use
1½teaspoonsfresh thyme leaves
kosher salt and black pepperto taste
6slicesthick-cut baconchopped into ½-inch pieces
2tablespoonsmaple syrup or honey
Preheat oven to 400°F and grease a 9 x 13” baking dish with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the butternut squash, apples, red onion, remaining olive oil, sage, and thyme. Add salt and black pepper, to taste.
Transfer the mixture onto the prepared baking dish and spread into an even layer. Roast until the butternut squash is fork tender, about 25-30 minutes.
While the squash is roasting, cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crispy, about 8-10 minutes.
Use a slotted spoon to transfer bacon to a small mixing bowl. Add one tablespoon of bacon grease, chopped pecans, maple syrup (honey), cinnamon, and ground cloves. Season with salt and pepper, if desired, and toss to combine.
Remove squash from oven and top with the bacon pecan mixture. Return to the oven until the topping is nicely browned, approximately 10 minutes.
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