has been enjoyed for thousands of years. Butternut, also called
“African Bell,” is a winter variety rich in beta-carotene
and vitamin C. The rich flavor develops best when baked. Warm
honey sauce compliments the flavor and texture of squash.
Butternut squash contains the phytochemical alphacarotene that
is better absorbed when eaten with fat.
1 butternut squash
tablespoons clover honey
tablespoons dark brown sugar
Cut squash in half with a sharp knife. Keep fingers clear
press the knife gently with your open palm. Once the
in the squash, press firmly. Then remove the knife and
the point of the knife, slide the knife in and then press
again to split squash in half.
2. Scoop out and
3. Place in a
shallow baking dish, cut side up. Surround with
inch of water to keep the squash moist.
4. Place 1
tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon brown sugar and
teaspoon butter in each squash half.
5. Bake in a
oven for 1 hour or until soft.
Makes 4 servings