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candied squash --- yum yum!!!

★★★★★ 4
a recipe by
Bobby (*_*)
Monticello, KY

I have been making Candied Squash for years. My family loves it. When I made it for my friends, at one of my get-to-gathers, they also loved it. So, I decided to post it, and hope that you will love it!!!

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I saw this recipe and was curious how it would turn out. I was pleasantly surprised! It's got a nice, sweet vanilla flavor. Next time I may add a few chopped pecans for some extra crunch. This a super easy side dish!

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★★★★★ 4
serves 2
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For candied squash --- yum yum!!!

  • 2 qt
    saucepan with lid
  • 1 stick
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 to 1-1/2 c
    light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla flavoring
  • 4 md
    squash, washed and ends off, don't peel!!

How To Make candied squash --- yum yum!!!

  • 1
    Wash your 4 medium squash.
  • 2
    Place squash and other ingredients together.
  • 3
    Get a 2 qt. saucepan with lid, and put 1/2 cup of water and a stick of butter. Place pan on med-high heat.
  • 4
    Place 1 to 1-1/2 cups of light brown sugar (depends on how sweet you like it). Add 1 tablespoon of vanilla flavoring.
  • 5
    Take your squash and cut the ends off, but, don't peel. Cut squash about 1/2 inch slices.
  • 6
    Add squash to saucepan and stir about twice, to mix the sugar, vanilla and butter on squash.
  • 7
    Let your water and other ingredients come to a slow boil. Turn your burner to low.
  • 8
    Place lid on saucepan, and cook for about 20 minutes, or, until squash is tender but not mushy.
  • 9
    Take a slotted large spoon, and dip out the squash into a bowl. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- While I was posting this recipes, I set and ate the whole bowl. And being a diabetic, my sugar count will be sky high. BUT, is was SOOOOO GOOOOOOD!!!!