INGREDIENTS

2 delicata squashes (1 1/2 pounds total), cut crosswise into 1/2­ inch slices, seeds removed
10 apples (1 1/2 pounds), cut in half
3 tablespoons extra­ virgin olive oil
1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons light­ brown sugar
6 ounces slab bacon, cut into 1/2­ inch­ thick slices, then cut crosswise into lardons (1/2 inch wide)
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
2 T gorgonzola cheese, crumbled (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Toss together squashes, apples, oil, sugar, bacon, and 1/2 teaspoon salt? season with pepper. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet, and roast until golden on bottom, about 35-45 minutes. Remove from oven. Sprinkle thyme leaves and crumbled gorgonzola cheese over mixture. Serve immediately.