Sunday, October 3, 2010

RECIPE: Maple-Roasted Delicata Squash

2 Delicata squash
2 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into quarters
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp maple syrup
salt and pepper
pinch cayenne pepper

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Using a strong knife, cut each squash in half lengthwise. Spoon out seeds and stringy bits in the center of each half, just like you do when you are making a jack o'lantern. Place squash halves in a rimmed baking pan, cut side up. Add butter, brown sugar, s&p, and cayenne. Drizzle squash with maple syrup. Add a little water, about 1/4 inch, to the bottom of the baking pan to help the squash steam and to keep it from drying out.

3. Squash is done after it is nice and tender, which should take about an hour. Remove from oven and serve squash halves with melted butter mixture inside the cavity.

Submitted by Vicki Boyne

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