Now that the leaves on the trees are finally starting to change into their brightest shades of the year, I can’t help but smile with joy as I realized that fall is finally upon us. Some seasons are easier to welcome than others, and fall is definitely one of them.
All I want to do is decorate my home with as many tasteful touches of autumn as possible and start gathering the best seasonal recipes I can find.
Recently, while in my recipe quest, I stumbled upon a dish from The Magical Slow Cooker that I couldn’t seem to pass up. Everything about it made my mouth instantly water and I knew that I had to give it a try. Her slow cooker cinnamon sugar butternut squash is a recipe that I know I’ll use time and time again.
It has every flavor, taste, and texture you’d expect for an autumn dish, and the best part is that it requires minimal ingredients and minimal time spent in the kitchen. That’s a win in my book!
3-4 lb. butternut squash
½ c. butter
¾ c. packed brown sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
1 pinch ground cloves
Dash of salt
Begin by peeling and cutting your butternut squash into squares. Place all of your squash into a slow cooker. Slice your butter and place atop the squash.
In a bowl, mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Sprinkle the mixture atop the butter-covered squash.
Cook on high for three hours.
Have you ever made this dish before? What are your favorite foods to cook for fall?