Prep Time
19 Mins
Cook Time
37 Mins
8 servings

Serve this delectable squash as an alternative to sweet potatoes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Microwave squash on HIGH 2 minutes to soften. Cut in half. Peel squash; remove and discard seeds. Cut squash into 1" squares.

Step 2

Cook squash in water in a large Dutch oven 30 minutes or until tender; drain.

Step 3

Combine squash, 3 tablespoons butter, 3 tablespoons syrup, maple flavoring, and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl; mash with a potato masher until smooth.

Step 4

Cook pecans, remaining 2 tablespoons butter, remaining 1/4 cup maple syrup, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium skillet over medium-low heat 7 minutes or until syrup caramelizes and pecans begin to brown; cool in a single layer on a plate.

Step 5

Sprinkle pecans over squash. Serve warm.

Christmas With Southern Living

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