Learn how to make Butternut Squash with Apples and Cranberries, one of Rita's recipes for the holidays.

Butternut Squash with Apples and Cranberries (Less salt)


  • 2 teaspoons butter-oil blend
  • 3 cups cubed peeled butternut squash
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup water or apple cider
  • 1 cup cubed peeled Granny Smith apple
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoon chopped walnuts


  1. Melt butter blend in large skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray over medium heat. Add squash; mix lightly to coat with butter blend.
  2. Add brown sugar, cinnamon and pepper; mix together. Add water or cider; cover, bring to a simmer. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
  3. Add apple and cranberries; mix to combine. Cover and simmer 10 minutes or until squash is tender.
  4. Add walnuts; mix gently. Makes 4 servings.