Recipe: Spiced sweet potato puree
CREATIVE TWISTS: Daniel Boulud's spiced sweet potato pureé. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Servings: 10 to 12
Note: From Daniel Boulud
1 (1 1/2 -inch) cinnamon stick
3 whole allspice
3 whole cloves
1 star anise
1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 sprig fresh thyme
1 small bay leaf
1 (1- by 2-inch) piece of orange peel
1/2 medium butternut squash, cut in half lengthwise, seeds scooped out
1/2 large acorn squash, cut in half lengthwise, seeds scooped out
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, diced
1 Golden Delicious apple, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2 -inch cubes
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