With all the hustle and bustle of the season comes indulgence, of course, and so it’s important to keep nutritious recipes on hand for when guests demand delicious but the typical fare won’t do. Why not try out our Butternut Squash Gratin with Manuka Honey this Thanksgiving holiday, as a departure from your traditional holiday table! Shop our KFactor 16 Manuka Honey here.
1 butternut squash
1 apple, thinly sliced about 1/4 inch thick
1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
1 cup grated cheese (we used Monterrey Jack), use any cheese you like
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup bread crumbs
4 tbsp butter
1/4 cup half and half or heavy cream
1 tsp Manuka Honey
1tsp dried Rosemary
1/8 – 1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp garlic powder
2 cloves garlic, crushed
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 350
Cut you squash into slices about half inch thick.
In a large bowl, toss your squash with the cream, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper
In a greased baking dish, spread out your squash mixture, cover with aluminum foil and the cup of cheese then bake for 35-40 minutes or until the squash is soft.
Meanwhile, heat a large skillet with 2 tbsp butter, add crushed garlic, onions and salt and pepper.
Once onions start to caramelize, add the apples, honey and rosemary.
Cook until softened.
Chop the remaining 2 tbsp of butter into pieces and mix in with the breadcrumbs. Add a sprinkle of nutmeg.
Take the squash out of the oven and evenly spread the onion and apple mixture on top. Sprinkle bread crumbs on top and broil for 5 minutes or until the top starts to brown. Serve immediately.
* you could skip the last step if you are making the dish ahead of time.