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Roasted Butternut Squash

Friday, November 25, 2011

A couple of people asked for my recipe for roasted pear and butternut squash with walnuts, so I am sharing it here.

1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed (1 inch cubes)
3 firm pears, cored and cubed
1/4 cup walnut pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
2 teaspoons of sugar (optional)
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)

Combine cubed squash, pears, walnuts and olive oil.
Spread mixture in a single layer on a sheet pan.
Season with salt, pepper, sugar and cinnamon.

Roast in a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes. Stir gently and roast another 15 minutes or until as done as you like it.

I roasted mine before I put the turkey in the oven, then reheated it in a casserole dish for 30 minutes after the turkey came out.

I have a lot to be thankful for this year.

Here is one of my favorite hymns in honor of the season.

For the beauty of the earth,
for the glory of the skies,
for the love which from our birth
over and around us lies;
Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

For the beauty of each hour
of the day and of the night,
hill and vale, and tree and flower,
sun and moon, and stars of light;
Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

For the joy of ear and eye,
for the heart and mind's delight,
for the mystic harmony,
linking sense to sound and sight;
Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

For the joy of human love,
brother, sister, parent, child,
friends on earth and friends above,
for all gentle thoughts and mild;
Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

For thy church, that evermore
lifteth holy hands above,
offering up on every shore
her pure sacrifice of love;
Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

For thyself, best Gift Divine,
to the world so freely given,
for that great, great love of thine,
peace on earth, and joy in heaven:
Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

Folliot S. Pierpoint

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MOM2ACAT 9/20/2012 8:27AM

    That recipe sounds good! I never thought of putting pears and squash together.

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ASPENHUGGER 4/21/2012 10:48PM

    It's one of my favorite hymns too -- sang it so often in church when I was younger.

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JOYATLAST 12/8/2011 12:44AM

    emoticon I will be making this for Christmas. I hope I can wait that long. emoticon

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SHOSHANADP 11/26/2011 10:15PM

    Thank you for the recipe! I hope to be able to try it out myself.

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COLEENCOLE 11/26/2011 4:06PM

    Sounds delicious. Thanks.

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TINY67 11/26/2011 9:10AM

    Thanks emoticon

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COACHPENNY 11/25/2011 10:52PM

    Yum Yum! and a lovely hym

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JCORYCMA 11/25/2011 9:15PM

    The recipe sounds wonderful! The hymn brings back special family memories at our parents church....

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JUNEAU2010 11/25/2011 8:46PM

    Thank you for the recipe! Thank you even more for sharing one of my favorite hymns with all the verses! I sang it all and am quite uplifted!

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VALERIEMAHA 11/25/2011 7:38PM

The dish sounds divine! I'm such a foodie rebel: Now to figure out how to cook it first and then peel it. Peeling winter squash is just such a complete drag that I've gotten into the habit of chopping them in half or into about four piece, removing the seeds, and roasting them. Hmmmm...maybe I'll try stuffing it with the mixture...?

The hymn is wonderful as well. Thanks for sharing!

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PETALIA 11/25/2011 7:23PM

    Folliot S. Pierpoint's hymn is absolutely beautiful. Moving.

Thanks also for sharing the recipe. When you spoke about the pear, walnut and Butternut squash dish in your status, that mixture sounded so right, so full of potential. I look forward to making it very soon.

Thanks for both the hymn and the recipe.

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KRISTEN_SAYS 11/25/2011 6:52PM

    Yum, thanks for the recipe!

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