Monday, October 19 , 2020
Harvest Box Recipe
, by Jennifer Sherman

Winter Squash Gratin

This baked squash dish is hearty enough to serve as a main dish with a green salad and a loaf of crusty bread. It is bright with herbs and tangy with parmesan cheese.

2 medium butternut squash peeled and sliced into ¼ inch slices
1½ cups heavy cream
fresh  cracked black pepper
grated nutmeg
5 tbsp butter
3 sprigs fresh thyme, picked and lightly chopped
3 sprigs fresh sage, picked and lightly chopped
clove garlic peeled and chopped fine
2 tsp salt
½ cup grated parmesan or dry jack cheese


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and butter a 9×12 baking dish. Warm the cream and add the pepper and nutmeg. In a small pan, melt the butter, add the chopped herbs and garlic, and let them sizzle for 30 seconds until cooked but not browning. Drizzle ½ cup of the cream into the baking dish and begin layering the squash slices into the pan seasoning each layer with a sprinkle of salt, a drizzle of the herby melted butter, and ½ cup of the warm cream. Finish with a drizzle of the cream and sprinkle the grated cheese over the top. Cover with a piece of parchment paper and aluminum foil, sealing the edges tightly. Bake about 45 minutes and test for doneness by uncovering the gratin and piercing the center squash slices with a small paring knife. If they are completely tender, leave the cover off and return the gratin to the oven for 15-20 minutes more until the top begins to caramelize and brown. If not tender, replace the cover and let the gratin cook for 15 minutes more and then uncover and continue browning. Let the gratin cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Harvest Box

Thoughtfully curated by culinary and agricultural artisans. Fa rm Share is an opportunity to experience the seasons with all of its diversity of colors and flavors in your own home. Harvest Box is a weekly offering of organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs from our fa rm and farm partners. Sign up for a subscription or one-time box in either Individual or Family-sized box options.

Included in this Week’s Harvest

Starting at $25.00


Organic Seeded Loaf

Sarah from Rye Goods is the best baker that we know in our region. Every ingredient is sourced organically and then milled and made with love daily. The Seeded Loaf is a wild fermented sourdough loaf made with spelt and filled inside and out with toasted sesame seeds.