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Brown Sugar Hard Squash

Ingredients:

2 medium butternut squash (about 2 1/2 pounds each) or 2 medium buttercup squash (about 2 1/2 pounds each)

5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

5 tablespoons dark brown sugar

salt

pepper

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and place baking sheet on rack to preheat.
  2. Divide squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds.
  3. Remove preheated baking sheet from oven and place squash halves on it cut side down.
  4. Return to oven immediately and roast until tender and flesh is easily pierced through skin with skewer, 40 to 50 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and flip squash so cut side is up and set oven to broil.
  6. In small bowl, whisk together the butter and sugar. Brush butter mixture on squash, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and place under broiler until browned and crisp, about 5 minutes. Serve.

VARIATION FOR SMALL WINTER SQUASH

  1. Follow recipe above using 2 medium acorn, delicata, or sweet dumpling squash (1 to 1½ pounds each).
  2. Reduce roasting time to 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. Reduce butter and brown sugar to 3 tablespoons each.

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