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Baked Maple and Brown Sugar Butternut Squash

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Baked Maple and Brown Sugar Butternut Squash

Baked Maple and Brown Sugar Butternut Squash

Image © Diana Rattray
This is flavorful butternut squash dish is sure to please even the squash-haters in the family. Brown sugar, maple syrup, butter, and a little spice flavors the delicious butternut squash, and it goes well with ham, pork, sausages, or just about any meat dish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium butternut squash, about 2 1/2 pounds
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • dash salt
  • dash nutmeg

Preparation:

Heat oven to 350°. Lightly grease a large baking pan or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Peel the squash with a vegetable peeler, scoop out seeds, and cut the squash into 1/2- to 1-inch cubes. Put in a bowl. Heat the maple syrup, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, and nutmeg until hot and butter is melted. Drizzle over the squash cubes and stir gently to coat. Pour into the prepared baking dish; cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil, stir gently, and bake uncovered for about 15 minutes longer, or until squash is tender.

Serves 4 to 6.

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