Banana Squash with Brown Sugar and Butter

Remember when I told you about my aunt-in-law’s garden in Utah? Well, she sent us home with a giant banana squash! While we were staying at her house, she fed us so much food from her garden and one such item was her delicious squash. I didn’t think I liked squash but I was willing to try it, plus she covers it in brown sugar and butter! So it turns out, I like squash! Or at least, I like brown sugar and butter with some squash on the side.

I don’t ever remember my mom making squash—sorry if you did Mom and I forgot!—so I never knew what to do with one even if I bought one at the grocery store. Anyway, this “recipe” is super simple! All you need is an hour’s time to bake. Here’s a step by step of what I did.

I started with just half the giant banana squash and cut about a 6 inch wide ring off the end. And then cut the ring into four smaller pieces.

Next, I used a spoon to scrape the seeds off.

Then placed them with the rind facing up on a cookie sheet in the oven, setting the oven to 350º and the timer to 45 minutes.

After 45 minutes, the meat of the squash is very tender and is no longer dense.

Place a slice of butter (the butter melted to fast for me to take a photo) and a spoonful of brown sugar. I put a lot of sugar on mine, like a lot. Suit your tastebuds as needed.

With the brown sugar and butter on the squash, I baked it for another 3 minutes just to caramelize the brown sugar slightly. Now it’s ready to eat! The meat of the squash is very soft by now so you just take your fork and dig in (leaving the rind of course). It’s more like scraping the meat of the squash off the rind actually.

Yum! All done!

Thanks Aunt Marian for sharing this with me! A perfect fall dish!

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