Butternut Squash Base

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  • 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
  • Cheesecloth


  1. 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. 2. Bake at 400° for 30 minutes or until soft. Cool 30 minutes.
  3. 3. Scoop out pulp into bowl of a food processor. Process squash, Simple Syrup, and dark brown sugar until pureed.
  4. 4. Line a fine wire-mesh strainer with cheesecloth. Place strainer over a bowl. Spoon puree into strainer; press through cheesecloth. Discard solids.
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