Pam's Ginger Orange Squash

Pam Ellingson


I have requests for this for the holidays. It is a yummy treat and not too sweet. Love me some Butternut Squash!!

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4 to 6


10 Min


20 Min




2 pound butternut squash
2 Tbsp
frozen orange juice concentrate
2 Tbsp
brown sugar (or more)
2 Tbsp
butter ( or more)
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
ground ginger
white pepper to taste if desired

Directions Step-By-Step

Cut squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds and fibers. Place the halves in a glass casserole with a few tablespoons of water and cover with plastic wrap or waxed paper. Microwave until squash is tender and can be pierced easily with a fork. Start with about 7 to 10 minutes and let it rest in the microwave for 5 or 10 minutes, then test for tenderness. Remove from microwave and allow to cool so you can scrape out the meat of the squash without burning your hands.
When cooled, place squash meat into a medium mixing bowl or food processor bowl, and add all remaining ingredients. Mix thoroughly and taste and adjust seasonings.
For this step, you can mash and mix by hand, with a hand mixer, or puree in a food processor, according to the texture you want.
You can either spoon this mixture into a casserole and broil until lightly browned or serve it piped out of a large star shape pastry tube without broiling. If not broiling, I would suggest you make a small "dent" in the top of the piped squash and add a tiny bit of butter and let it melt.
NOTE: If you desire a more Orange flavor, add a teaspoon of grated fresh orange zest to the mixture. If you want a stronger Ginger flavor, you can add more powdered ginger or some ginger juice to accent that flavor.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy