Roasted Butternut Squash and Granny Smith Apples with Walnuts and Currants

Susan made butternut squash and apples in filo dough and it was superb. Although I am a fan of eating filo, I’m not a fan of cooking with it. The recipe has been simplified but the flavors remain the same.

Serves 6.

1 large butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into large dice
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and cut into large dice
¼ cup coarsely chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons melted, unsalted butter
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
¼ cup currants, for garnish

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. Place the squash, apples, walnuts, butter, salt, and pepper in a large baking pan and toss to combine. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake until the squash is tender and brown, about 40 minutes. Serve immediately and garnish with the currants.

From The $50 Dinner Party: 26 Dinner Parties That Won’t Break Your Bank, Your Back, or Your Schedule (Simon & Schuster, 1998)