Caramelized Butternut Squash
|2||medium butternut squash (4 to 5 pounds total)|
|6 tablespoons||unsalted butter, melted and cooled|
|1/4 cup||light brown sugar, packed|
|1 1/2 teaspoons||kosher salt|
|1/2 teaspoon||fresh ground black pepper|
1 Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2 Cut off the ends of each butternut squash and discard.
3 Peel the squash and cut in half lengthwise.
4 Using a spoon, remove the seeds.
5 Cut the squash into 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" cubes (large and uniform is best), and place them on a baking sheet.
6 Add the melted butter, brown sugar, salt and pepper.
7 With clean hands, toss all of the ingredients together and spread out in a single layer on the baking sheet.
8 Roast for 45 minutes to 55 minutes, until the squash is tender and the glaze begins to caramelize.
9 Turn the squash while roasting a few times with a spatula to be sure it browns evenly.
10 Adjust seasonings if needed.
11 Serve hot.