Southern Cooking School: Praline Butternut Squash

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As I’ve told you before, here in the Deep South we look for all kinds of ways to use pecans in our southern food recipes because we have so many. One day I baked a butternut squash for dinner, and I had made some pralines just the day before. So I started thinking…what if I combined the two tastes together? I did, and it was a big success!

This is an awesome recipe for butternut squash, and it’s a welcome addition to your table any time of year, but it’s especially good for Thanksgiving. It has a sweet, creamy, earthy taste and a wonderful aroma.



Praline butternut squash


What you’ll need:

2 cups butternut squash, cooked and mashed

2 beaten eggs

¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar

½ cup milk

1/3 cup plus one tablespoon melted butter

½ teaspoon ground ginger

Salt to taste

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ cup chopped pecans

Directions:


Cool cooked squash to room temperature. Mix in eggs, ½ cup brown sugar, milk, ½ cup butter, ginger, and salt. Pour into buttered one-quart casserole dish.

For praline topping, mix together one tablespoon melted butter, ¼ cup brown sugar, cinnamon, and chopped pecans.

Sprinkle topping over squash mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until set.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

It looks and sounds delicious. Wow, I made it, I am first.


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4FoodSafety 6 years ago from Fontana, WI

Yum!


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Kaie Arwen 6 years ago

I echo the YUM! This sounds and looks fabulous..........

Kaie


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Veronica Allen 6 years ago from Georgia

Looks and sounds delish!


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thevoice 6 years ago from carthage ill

terrific culinary food hub thanks much sorry was sick


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Yay, HH - you win!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

4food, thanks for reading!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi, Kaie!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

V, I love this in the fall!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Voice, I hope you're well now!


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Tammy Lochmann 6 years ago

I will have to try this I love butternut squash...My mom used to bake it with salt, pepper and butter inside the skin and we would just scoop it out and eat it.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Habee, Sounds delicious. The picture makes it look delicious!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Tammy, that way is good, too! Good to see ya!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, Pam! I'm headed over to your place now.


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Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

I'm just searching for recipes for butternut squash. It's been years since I had any, and I remember it being delicious, but never learned how to make it. So, here I am, Thanks! Sounds very good!


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nancy_30 6 years ago from Georgia

I'll have to try this one. It looks delicious.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Glad you found me, SM!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks for being such a loyal fan, Nancy!


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elf_cash 6 years ago

I'm enjoying your cooking school!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

I'm glad you like my cooking school, Elf!

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