Spiced Butternuts & Pearls

Using the slow cooker for holiday meal prep helps free up the oven and lets me spend time on other dishes. This recipe can slow-cook all day and tastes great, without taking up oven or stove space. It is slightly spicy with a touch of sweetness. Great with holiday ham! Makes about 8 servings

Spiced Butternuts & Pearls

4 cups butternut squash, diced about 1″ thick
3 granny-smith apples, peeled and diced
1 cup pearl onions, peeled and halved
1/4 cup coconut sugar or  brown sugar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp fresh ginger, minced
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp chili powder
3 Tbsp coconut oil or butter, melted

  • In a slow-cooker, combine all ingredients and toss until coated. Slow-cook on high for about 4 hours, or low for about 8 hours.
  • Alternatively, you can roast these in the oven at 400F for about 40 minutes. You can also pressure cook this for about 10 minutes on high.


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