One of the most enjoyable parts of Thanksgiving Day are delicious foods paired with great wines. Edible Rhody Magazine
has featured a great Butternut Squash Purée recipe, and we’ve paired it with Stag’s Leap Chardonnay, which is a wonderful white wine, full of flavor and bright and crisp.
Stags’ Leap Winery Chardonnay
Napa Valley, CA
Elegant and exciting California Chardonnay with beautiful pure fruit flavors. A kiss of toasty oak perfectly balances out flavors of fresh peaches and nectarines that mingle with mandarin orange and other citrus fruits. A deftly balanced wine, it is bright and crisp while richly flavored, making it a perfect pairing with Butternut Squash Puree.
Butternut Squash Purée
Ashley Vanasse, executive sous-chef, Easy Entertaining Inc., Providence
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1 large (2–3 pounds) butternut squash
3 tablespoons Rhody Fresh butter, melted
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
3 tablespoons heavy cream
2 tablespoons unsalted walnuts, toasted and chopped
Heat oven to 350°.
Cut butternut squash in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Place halves on a lined baking sheet. Place ½ tablespoon of butter in each of the cavities, cover with foil and bake for 1 hour, or until soft. Remove from the oven and uncover. Scoop out the hot squash with a spoon, and place in food processor or blender with the salt, heavy cream and remaining butter. Pulse until smooth. Serve topped with walnuts. Makes 6–8 servings as a side dish.
If Chardonnay is your favorite type of wine, then we also recommend these two Chardonnays that will be wonderfully versatile on your Thanksgiving table. Both will leave a lasting impression on guests!
- Hess Chardonnay – A delicious Chardonnay without the heavy handed Oaky/Buttery style. Loads of pineapple and tropical fruit aromas leap out of the glass with flavors of crisp green apple and lemon zest. A crowd pleaser! Monterey County, CA $13.99
- Latour Puligny Montrachet – An extraordinary example of one of the world’s most famous wines, this Chardonnay is a splurge worth taking. Aromas of white flowers and vanilla with flavors of white fruits, almonds and toasted brioche. A stunning wine that will be long remembered. Burgundy, FR $69.99
Visit our wine store to shop a great selection of Thanksgiving wines.
We’re located in Providence, Rhode Island.