Pam's Ginger Orange Squash

Pam Ellingson

By
@wmnofoz

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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Serves:

4 to 6

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Microwave

Ingredients

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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
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.
2
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.
3
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.
4
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