Fall fruit smash with butternut squash, apples & peaches [Recipe]


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What autumnal recipe do you turn to when you're staring at a mountain of apples, peaches and butternut squash? You know they should work perfectly together. Those wonderful fall flavors are begging to be combined. But how?

With just a few extra ingredients — say, some fragrant ground cinnamon — these wonders of produce will easily become one of your favorite autumn side dishes.



  • 3 cups butternut squash, cubed

  • 1 large cut apple (Honeycrisp is our favorite)

  • 1 medium cut ripe peach

  • 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon

  • 2 teaspoons of table salt

  • 3 tablespoons of butter (we used Smart Balance buttery spread made with extra virgin olive oil)



  1. Fill medium-size pot halfway with water and bring to a boil.

  2. Add 3 cups of cubed butternut squash and boil until soft (typically about 5 to 8 minutes).

  3. Add cut apple to pot for 1 minute.

  4. Turn off stovetop and drain contents into a strainer.

  5. Place empty pot back on stovetop and add two tablespoons of butter

  6. Add butternut squash and apple to pot.

  7. Turn stovetop on to a low temperature.

  8. Use large fork and mash the contents until completely crushed.

  9. Add cut-up peach and mix for about 2 minutes.

  10. Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of butter and mix for 1 minute.

  11. Turn off stovetop and let stand for 2 minutes.

  12. Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of salt.

  13. Mix thoroughly for 2 minutes and let stand for 2 minutes.