Food QUICK Tip Please! Bake Butternut?

Purses

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Hi!
I have butternut squash in the oven. I cut it in half, scooped out the seeds and I'm trying to bake it. At what temperature should it cook at and for how long?
 

suretobuy

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I'd put it on greased foil and bake it at 400-425 for about 30-45 minutes, or till it is soft. If you want it to caramelize a bit, brush some oil on the cut edges and place down on foil.
 

Purses

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I'd put it on greased foil and bake it at 400-425 for about 30-45 minutes, or till it is soft. If you want it to caramelize a bit, brush some oil on the cut edges and place down on foil.
You saved me!!!:yahoo:

I had it facing up so that the skin was at the bottom. As soon as I saw your post, I got my oil out, poured some on the pan and turned it over. My mother used to make this and I didn't like it when it was mushy. Can the squash be slightly on the harder side?
 

suretobuy

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You saved me!!!:yahoo:

I had it facing up so that the skin was at the bottom. As soon as I saw your post, I got my oil out, poured some on the pan and turned it over. My mother used to make this and I didn't like it when it was mushy. Can the squash be slightly on the harder side?
Oh yes, definitely just check it with a knife or something and bake it till it's as soft/hard as you like....I like it soft, so I tend to bake longer. :yes:
 

MadAboutShoe

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I find that butter works a little better with butternut squash if you aren't concerned about the calories or cholesterol. Brown sugar might be a nice touch too.

The last time I made it, I seem to remember doing 450 in the oven. You really want the caramelization. It's delicious :biggrin:
 

suretobuy

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Nov 26, 2007
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I find that butter works a little better with butternut squash if you aren't concerned about the calories or cholesterol. Brown sugar might be a nice touch too.

The last time I made it, I seem to remember doing 450 in the oven. You really want the caramelization. It's delicious :biggrin:
Yes, for caramalization 400 is too low, it would have to be minimum 425. If I just want it to cook till soft, I use 400.
 

pidgeon92

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I prefer to chop it in cubes, more carmelization that way...

...and I always roast the seeds, either in the oven, or on the stovetop, they are wonderful for snacking.