|the ingredients: one butternut squash, butter, sugar, salt, pepper, extra virgin olive oil. I also added brown sugar, but forgot to add it to the picture.|
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Wash Butternut squashes, split them in half, and remove seeds.
Coat the meat thickly with butter and sprinkle with sugar, salt and pepper to taste and a little ground ginger. (I don't have ginger, so I didn't add that.)
Arrange cut side up in a shallow baking pan in 1 inch of water. (I put a drop of olive oil in the water so the squash didn't burn to the pan)
Bake for about 1 hour or until they are brown and very tender when tested with a fork.
Serve with the shell.
Overall, I think it was a pretty successful endeavor. I decided to add brown sugar to the ingredient list. I thought it would be similar to a sweet potato, and I love brown sugar on my sweet potatoes.
It really did take over an hour to cook, so it wasn't a speedy meal. Not something I'd make after work, but it'd be a nice lazy, rainy Sunday meal. (Today was very lazy, and recently rainy, so it worked great.) But after that hour in the oven, the squash was very tender. I ate it right out of the shell with a spoon, and it was quite tasty. Very much like sweet potatoes, but a little grainier.