Great use of a fall vegetable. We have it every year for the holidays.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

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  • Place squash, cut-side up, on the prepared baking sheet. Place 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon brown sugar into the cavity of each squash half.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until skin is crispy and flesh is tender, about 1 hour. Cool until squash is easily handled, about 10 minutes.

  • Scoop flesh into a large bowl; add remaining butter, brown sugar, and apple pie spice. Whip squash mixture with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy.

Cook's Note:

Pumpkin pie spice can be substituted for the apple pie spice.

If desired, put whipped squash into casserole dish and cover with marshmallows and put back in the oven for 15 minutes till brown.

Can be made ahead and reheated in a 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

135 calories; 5.9 g total fat; 15 mg cholesterol; 48 mg sodium. 21.7 g carbohydrates; 1.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2016
This was a HUGE hit at our Family Christmas. However I made a few adjustments. 1) I boiled the squash after I had cubed it. 2) I then drained the water and added the butter brown sugar and used pumpkin spices as the previous review suggested. 3) Then I smashed the squash. 4) Once mixed I placed the mixture in a crock pot to keep warm at our gathering. A perfect care free side dish for any gathering. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/16/2020
Was pretty disappointed in this recipe, which makes me feel bad to post, but everybody had such good reviews but then said in their comments to bake longer....if the recipe does not give an accurate cook time, why would you give it a good rating???? I went by the recipe (because I have no experience with butternut squash and would expect a recipe like this to be for newbies and experienced cooks alike) and did an hour in the oven. My husband and I had to wrestle it out of the shell and then it wouldn’t mush the way it’s supposed to when we used beaters on a high setting. BECAUSE IT NEEDED MORE TIME IN THE OVEN! The recipe needs to be modified before it has such high ratings, there’s no way anybody ever had success after only one hour of it in the oven. We still ate it, as chunky as it was, but I should also mention we don’t have apple pie seasoning (not a common house hold spice but whatever) so I just did a dash of ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon. It tasted pretty good, but really I can only give the author of the recipe credit for the amount of butter and brown sugar we used. Read More
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34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2016
This was a HUGE hit at our Family Christmas. However I made a few adjustments. 1) I boiled the squash after I had cubed it. 2) I then drained the water and added the butter brown sugar and used pumpkin spices as the previous review suggested. 3) Then I smashed the squash. 4) Once mixed I placed the mixture in a crock pot to keep warm at our gathering. A perfect care free side dish for any gathering. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
01/15/2020
Was pretty disappointed in this recipe, which makes me feel bad to post, but everybody had such good reviews but then said in their comments to bake longer....if the recipe does not give an accurate cook time, why would you give it a good rating???? I went by the recipe (because I have no experience with butternut squash and would expect a recipe like this to be for newbies and experienced cooks alike) and did an hour in the oven. My husband and I had to wrestle it out of the shell and then it wouldn’t mush the way it’s supposed to when we used beaters on a high setting. BECAUSE IT NEEDED MORE TIME IN THE OVEN! The recipe needs to be modified before it has such high ratings, there’s no way anybody ever had success after only one hour of it in the oven. We still ate it, as chunky as it was, but I should also mention we don’t have apple pie seasoning (not a common house hold spice but whatever) so I just did a dash of ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon. It tasted pretty good, but really I can only give the author of the recipe credit for the amount of butter and brown sugar we used. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2016
This was a HUGE hit at our Family Christmas. However I made a few adjustments. 1) I boiled the squash after I had cubed it. 2) I then drained the water and added the butter brown sugar and used pumpkin spices as the previous review suggested. 3) Then I smashed the squash. 4) Once mixed I placed the mixture in a crock pot to keep warm at our gathering. A perfect care free side dish for any gathering. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2014
I love squash like this and could sit and eat the entire thing! I did use pumpkin pie spice in place of the apple pie spice. It's only 1/8 tsp so the taste is very subtle which I liked. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2017
This was fantastic. I too used pumpkin spice. The squash was rather large and took an hour and forty minutes to cook. After stirring in butter brown sugar and spice with a fork I found no need to whip. Delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2019
As a diabetic, with alterations, this was a great dish, especially if you want something like sweet potatoes without the starch. The roasting took much longer than the 1 hour, so I increased the temp to 400. I used agave nectar instead of brown sugar, and substituted cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cardamom (for Christmas) for spices. It was delicious. May eliminate the cardamom next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2017
This was really good! It tastes almost identical to mashed sweet potatoes and I? really like those as well! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2018
I always bake it for another 1/2hr after I mix it up good in an 8 x 8 dish Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2016
This recipe was awesome. The only thing I did different was put the pumpkin pie spice on top of the halves and baked them. It took longer than an hour but worth the wait. Yuuummmy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2017
Made it using the pumpkin pie spice and it was a hit with everyone! Read More