Butternut Squash Base

Butternut Squash Base

This recipe goes with Butter 'Nut' Craig

Southern Living MARCH 2010

  • Yield: Makes about 1 cup
  • Cook time: 30 Minutes
  • Prep time: 20 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
  • Cheesecloth


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.


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