Butternut Squash Base

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes
Cool Time: 30 Minutes


1 butternut squash, halved and seeded
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons Simple Syrup
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar


1. Preheat oven to 400°. Brush cut sides of squash with oil. Sprinkle with salt and light brown sugar. Place on a baking sheet cut sides down.

2. Bake at 400° for 30 minutes or until soft. Cool 30 minutes.

3. Scoop out pulp into bowl of a food processor. Process squash, Simple Syrup, and dark brown sugar until pureed.

4. Line a fine wire-mesh strainer with cheesecloth. Place strainer over a bowl. Spoon puree into strainer; press through cheesecloth. Discard solids.