I love the fall. A great time to eat winter squash. Roasted is my favorite way to eat them. Butternut makes a great soup and is wonderful for pies too. Here I will share my best way to roast a winter squash be it butternut, delicatta, small sugar pumpkins or acorn, and/or any other thick skinned starchy yellow to orange squash you happen upon.
1 medium winter squash cut in half
4 Tbs maple syrup
freshly groundwhite pepper
freshly ground whole nutmeg
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In an oven proof dish to fit the squash, place the squash cut side up.
Drizzle the maple syrup equally over both halves. Sprinkle the salt, freshly ground white pepper, the fresh nutmeg and the cinnamon evenly over the maple syrup.
Place the squash in the hot oven for 50 minutes to 1 hour until the squash is tender.
Serve with your favorite fall dinner.
Recipe, writing and photos by Karen Pickus 2011
Courtesy Karen Pickus 2011