Squash That Tastes Like Pumpkin Pie

Squash That Tastes Like Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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Jane Whittaker


Years ago I tried this recipe from the Taste of home magazine. The cook was Kathleen Cox.
The topping of vanilla wafers, brown sugar and butter just puts this over the top yummy.
It is so delicious it is a must have for either Thanksgiving or Christmas.
If you bring it for a dish for family get togethers you will bring back and empty dish.


★★★★★ 4 votes

8 to 10
30 Min
1 Hr 20 Min


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3 lb
butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed
3/4 c
6 Tbsp
butter, melted
3 large
eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp
3/4 c
3 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp
ground cloves
1/8 tsp
ground nutmeg
1/2 c
vanilla wafer crumbs (about 15 wafers)
1/4 c
packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp
butter, melted

How to Make Squash That Tastes Like Pumpkin Pie


  • 1Butternut squash is kind of tricky to work with. I prick it all over with a fork, and nuke it to get it soft enough to peel and seed, and dice. This can take as long as 8 minutes or so, turning the squash until it softens enough to work with.
  • 2Peel, halve, scoop out the seeds and dice. Put in a glass bowl with a few tablespoons of water, cover and microwave unti squash is tender.
  • 3Place squash in a large mixing bowl, and with an electric mixer, beat til smooth.
  • 4Add milk, butter, eggs and vanilla, mix well.
  • 5Combine the dry ingredients and add to the wet ones.
  • 6Spray a 2 quart baking casserole dish with non stick spray, and pour squash mixture in.
  • 7Cover and bake in a pre heated 350° oven for 45 minutes.
  • 8Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine the topping ingredients until crumbly.
  • 9Sprinkle over squash, and bake uncovered for 15 minutes or until heated through.

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About Squash That Tastes Like Pumpkin Pie

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

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