Butternut Apple Skewers
Sweeten your holidays with a mouthwatering treat that packs as much nutrition as it does deliciousness! Presented on a skewer, this impressive and easy-to-prepare delight works great as an appetizer, dessert, or snack. And although butternut apple skewers tend to disappear quickly, you can store leftovers in the fridge for 3 days.
Warning: if you serve these up at your holiday party, expect to share the recipe.
- 1 medium butternut squash
- 3 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons ghee or coconut oil, melted
- 2 tablespoons almond or cashew butter
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 3-4 apples, chopped
- 8-10 wooden skewers
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Peel, then dice butternut squash into 1-inch cubes. Mix together spices, ghee or oil, nut butter, lemon juice, and maple syrup. (Note: Consistency should resemble a thick dressing; add a bit of water, to thin, if necessary.) In a bowl, pour 2/3 of the mixture over squash and toss so that pieces are evenly covered. Place squash on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Mix apple into remaining sauce mixture. Remove squash from oven and allow to cool for several minutes. Alternate apple and squash pieces on skewers. Return skewers to oven and bake for 15 minutes (or until squash and apples are soft). Enjoy!
Soak wooden skewers in water for about 30 minutes before use.