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Candied Butternut Squash Recipe -- A crowd pleasing side dish for your Thanksgiving spread. Everyone always asks for seconds!

Candied Butternut Squash


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  • 3 pounds butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel and cube squash, and place into a large bowl.
  3. Add pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, apple cider, maple syrup, and oil.
  4. Stir until fully combined.
  5. Transfer to a large cast iron skillet or baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until squash is tender.
  7. Transfer to a serving bowl, and toss with cranberries and pecans if using.
  • Category: Vegetables, Sides, Thanksgiving