I found this recipe online from The Hungry Housewife.
Like Leslie, I had never cooked butternut squash before and I'm not sure why. I guess I was just waiting for the right recipe... I think I found it:
You will need:
1 Butternut Squash
1 Apple, chopped, divided
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 Tablespoons Butter, divided
pure maple syrup, a drizzle or two
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Peel and dice your apple, toss in a bowl with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Equally divide the apples between the squash halves and top with 1 tablespoon of butter each.
For the CRUMB TOPPING You will also need:
3/4 stick butter
3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 Tablespoons Sugar
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
3 Tablespoons Instant Oats
1/4 cup Pecans, chopped
Add flour to a large bowl and cut in butter with a pastry blender or two forks until the butter bits are pea sized.
Add the remaining ingredients to the flour bowl and mix together.
Mound the crumb topping over the apples and butter. Don't be stingy you're going to have leftover topping so pile it on there. Now take the maple syrup and give your squash a drizzle.
Then throw it in the oven at 350 for about 45 minutes- depending on how large your squash is!
Let's have a closer look shall we?
I feel much better now, ice cream anyone?