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

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

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

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

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

Nutrition and Wellness

Nutrition and Wellness

Recipe of the Month

Squash, Apple, and Cranberry Casserole

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


  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.

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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