Toddlers' squash 'n' apples

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5 min


3 /4 cup

* PLUS Microwaving Time: 8 minutes


  • 1/2 small butternut squash , or acorn squash
  • 1 apple
  • 1 to 2 tbsp apple juice , or water


  • Seed squash. Place cut-side down on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high until soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Peel, core and coarsely chop apple. Scoop squash from shell into a microwave-safe dish that can hold at least 2 cups (500 ml). Add apple and 1 tbsp juice. Cover.
  • Microwave until apple is soft, about 3 minutes. Mash for a toddler or puree for a baby, adding more juice for a thinner texture, if needed. Cool to lukewarm before serving.