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University of Illinois Extension serving Clay, Effingham, Fayette and Jasper Counties

Main Office (Effingham County)
1209 Wenthe Drive
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-347-7773
FAX: 217-347-7775
Email: uie-cefj@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Clay County)
223 W Railroad St
Flora, IL 62839
Phone: 618-662-3124
FAX: 618-662-3191
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Branch Office (Fayette County)
118 N. Sixth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
Phone: 618-283-2753
FAX: 618-283-4932
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Branch Office (Jasper County)
1401 Clayton
Newton, IL 62448
Phone: 618-783-2521
FAX: 618-783-2232
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

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Recipe of the Month

Squash, Apple, and Cranberry Casserole

Ingredients
3 cups cubed winter squash (such as butternut or acorn)
2 cups cubed baking apples* (such as Granny Smith)
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 Tbsp. brown sugar

1/4 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine cubed squash and apples in an 8x8 inch pan.
  3. Sprinkle nutmeg, cinnamon and brown sugar over squash and apple mixture.
  4. Top mixture with dried cranberries.
  5. Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake for 45-60 minutes, or until squash and apples are tender.
Tips

1. Modified from "Squash Apple Casserole" found at www.usda.gov/whatscooking

*Other baking apples you could use include McIntosh, Jonagold, or Braeburn

Nutrition FactsServings per Recipe:
6 servings Amount Per ServingCalories 80Fat 0gSodium 0mgTotal Carbohydrates 19gFiber 3g

Protein 1g

Questions? Contact Erin Maxwell, Community Worker, SNAP-Ed at emaxwell@illinois.edu

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