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I used butternut squash with this recipe as well. I have used this recipe twice: for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Very easy to prepare and it was a big hit for even the ones that didn't usually enjoy squash. Depending on the size of the butter nut squash as compared to the normal size of acorn squash I ended up adjusting the amount of ingredients. For example the butternut squash I obtained at Thanksgiving was much larger than normal so for 2 squash I tripled the amount of ingredients. However the butternut squashed I obtained at Christmas was comparatively smaller so I doubled the ingredients.
I made this recipe with modifications. I had no half & half so used 1/2 can of sweetened condensed milk and omitted the white sugar. It was wonderful! The squash seemed a little soupy when I put it in the oven but it firmed up nicely and became very light and creamy. We loved the crunchy topping and it was a wonderful side dish with ham this past Easter Sunday. The next time I make it I might add some pumpkin pie-type spices (cinnamon clove ginger) and see how we like it that way. Other than that I might get some half & half so I can try sticking closer to the original recipe! Overall a great recipe that seems very flexible and easy to make.
I followed this recipe with the exception of butternut instead of acorn squash-- use two butternut three makes too much for the baking dish. This turned out great!! My very picky 5 year old even liked it. The topping would also be good on sweet potatoes. For the last two minutes I used the broiler to help toast the pecans. Great recipe thanks!
After having sweet potatoes with pecans instead of marshmallows for the first time I HAD to find a recipe! This is absolutely fabulous. Instead of three acorn squashes I use 4 cups of mashed yams from a can (buy 2 of the big yam cans). Excellent!!
This was a hit at our Thanksgiving Dinner although I felt it could almost be served for dessert. It is definitely a sweet dish and I didn;t need to double the recipe even for a crowd of 12 (due to the fact that most people don't take heaping servings of sweet veggies at dinner). My husband (who loves sweets) adored this casserole.