Candied Butternut Squash

(c) Photo: Lisa Muhammad
Autumn is here and there's an abundance of our favorite fall vegetables and fruits available. If you like candied yams and sweet potatoes, and you've never had butternut squash, I'm sure you'll like this delicious fall vegetable that your family will grow to love. 

Cutting fall squash, turnips and rutabaga can be quite a challenge. Click here  for a demo if this is your first try.

1 large butternut squash
1/4 - 1/2 cup Brown or raw sugar
Olive oil
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
1 pinch of salt
2 Tablespoons butter

(c) photo: Lisa Muhammad 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Line baking pan with parchment paper
Slice squash into even pieces scoop out seeds and membrane with a spoon
Place squash pieces on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil
(c) photo: Lisa Muhammad

Bake 35-40 minutes until tender
(c) photo: Lisa Muhammad
(c) photo: Lisa Muhammad

Carefully scrape warm squash away from skin into a large bowl 
(c) photo: Lisa Muhammad
Add butter, cinnamon, nutmeg (optional) and salt. Add sugar to taste,  blend well and serve warm.  
(c) photo: Lisa Muhammad
(c) photo: Lisa Muhammad