Go Back
+ servings
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Farmhouse Butternut - Apple Crumble

Adapted from Bountiful cookbook by Todd Porter and Diane Cu.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Vegetable Side
Servings: 4
Author: Susan Pridmore


Butternut Squash-Apple Filling

  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped shallots 1 large shallot
  • 4 cups peeled and diced butternut squash into 3/4" pieces
  • 1 1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger root
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 cups thinly sliced apple unpeeled
  • 2 Tbsp dried cherries
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

Crumble Topping

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp fig jam or just add another tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • Pinch ground ginger
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter


  • Preheat the oven to 375˚F, and generously butter a baking dish. I used a pie plate for mine.
  • In a large frying pan, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and shallots and cook until the shallots are soft and the mushroom begin to melt into the butter, about 7 minutes.
  • Add the butternut squash and sauté until it softens and begins to brown, about 15 minutes. After the squash has been sautéing for 10 minutes, add the ginger and apple slices. Sauté all together for the final 5 minutes. Add a little extra butter if the skillet is dry, but no more than 1/2 tablespoon.
  • Stir in the broth, thyme, dried cherries, and salt.
  • Pour the squash filling into the prepared baking dish. Cover with foil and bake until just tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Combine all the Crumble ingredients together in a small bowl except the butter. Chop the butter into pieces and add to the mixture. Pinch the butter in the mixture until the crumble is coarse, and some chunks of butter are the size of peas. This can also be done in a small bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade. Just pulse until the chunks of butter are no larger than a pea.
  • When the squash filling comes out of the oven, scatter the crumble over the top and return to the oven for another 20 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown.
  • Serve warm.