Winter Squash Puree

Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
1 hr

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

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Ingredients
  • 3 pounds of acorn squash
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons softened butter, or more
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cut the acorn the squash in half and scoop out seeds and filaments. Set them, cut side up in a baking dish just large enough to hold them comfortably and pour hot water down sides of dish to come up about 1-inch up the squash. Bake for an hour or until entirely tender. Peel away skin and puree in food processor with maple syrup and butter; season to taste with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

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