Winter Squash Casserole
- 10 cup (1-inch) cubed peeled squash (about 5 pounds)
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons brandy
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- Cooking spray
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
- 2 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
- 3 tablespoons chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 400°.
Arrange squash pieces in a single layer on a jelly-roll pan. Drizzle with oil, stirring to coat. Bake at 400° for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until squash is tender and beginning to brown, stirring every 20 minutes.
Transfer squash to a bowl. Add juice, sugar, brandy, 1 tablespoon butter, cinnamon, and salt. Mash mixture with a potato masher until combined and fairly smooth. Stir in cranberries. Scrape squash mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray.
Combine flours in a small bowl; cut in 2 tablespoons chilled butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in pecans. Sprinkle pecan mixture evenly over squash mixture. Bake at 400° for 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated and topping begins to brown. Serve warm.
adapted from Cooking Light