Caramelized Butternut Squash

Serves: 6

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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.


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