Candied Butternut Squash

Any winter squash can be used with this recipe, but you'll love the satiny texture of butternut squash.



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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 mins
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Ingredients
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    3   
    medium butternut squash (about 4-1/2 pounds total)
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    1/3  cup 
    packed brown sugar
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    2   tablespoons 
    molasses
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    2   tablespoons 
    butter or margarine, softened
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    1   teaspoon 
    finely shredded orange peel
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    ground cinnamon
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    ground cloves
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    Brown sugar (optional)
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    Ground cloves (optional)
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    Orange peel curls (optional)

Directions
1.
Scrub squash; halve lengthwise and remove seeds. Place halves, cut side up, in a large roasting pan. In a mixing bowl combine brown sugar, molasses, margarine or butter, orange peel, cinnamon, and cloves. Spoon mixture into squash halves. Bake, covered, in a 350 degree F. oven for 40 minutes.
2.
Stir brown sugar mixture; uncover and bake 15 minutes more or until squash is tender. Sprinkle with additional brown sugar and ground cloves, and garnish with orange peel curls, if desired. Makes 6 side-dish servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 189, Fat, total (g) 4, chol. (mg) 10, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 41, fiber (g) 6, pro. (g) 2, vit. A (RE) 1865, vit. C (mg) 38, sodium (mg) 53, calcium (mg) 101, iron (mg) 3, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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