Butternut squash gratin recipe

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  • Vegetarian
serves: 4
Skill: medium
Prep: 30 min
Cooking: 1 hr 10 min
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  • The distinct honey flavour in the cheese makes the aroma of this butternut squash gratin irresistible when cooking!

    Enjoy it as a main meal or as a side dish for a really special lunch.

    Ingredients

    • 1 medium butternut squash
    • 70g Pie d’Angloys cheese - cubed
    • 12 leaves fresh sage
    • 70g breadcrumbs
    • 3 sprigs thyme
    • 100ml milk
    • 1tbsp crème fraiche
    • 1 clove garlic - crushed
    • Olive oil
    • Salt and pepper

    Method

    • Oven temperatures in 200ºC/400ºF/Gas Mark6

    • Preheat oven.

    • Peel the butternut and chop the nose off (the longer/slim part), slice into 1cm slices and set aside. Then take the ball of the butternut, scoop out the seeds and discard. Chop into small cubes.

    • Place the cubes along with the garlic and thyme in a pan, cover with boiling water and cook for 15 mins until soft. Drain.

    • Place the cooked cubes in a food processor and blend along with the crème fraiche, half the Pie d’Angloys and salt and pepper.

    • Take a medium sized baking dish and start making the gratin. Start with a layer of the puree and then a layer of the sliced butternut, repeat until all the mixture is used.

    • Pour over the milk and cover the dish with foil, bake in the oven for 45 mins.

    • Meanwhile chop half the sage and add to the bread crumbs.

    • After 45 mins of cooking remove the foil, top with the bread crumbs and scatter the remaining cheese and sage leaves. Drizzle with olive oil and then bake for a further 20 mins until golden on top.

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