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Winter Squash

Culinary Tips

 

Cut squash in half and place cut side down in an inch of water in a baking dish. Bake at 350º for the time indicated below or until tender.  

Squash Toppers

Halfway through cooking time, turn squash halves over and brush with following squash topper of your choice.

 

Classic Maple: Brush 1/4 cup melted butter and 3 Tbsp. maple over top of cut squash and continue baking.

Lemon Spiced Walnut: 1 Tbsp. lemon juice, 1 Tbsp. honey, 2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, 1/8 tsp. ground anise, 2 Tbsp. walnut oil, 1 Tbsp. corn oil, 3 Tbsp. finely chopped walnuts, salt and pepper to taste.

Lemon Rosemary: Mix together 2 Tbsp olive oil, 1 Tbsp. lemon juice, 1 Tbsp. honey and 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary (or rosemary flavored olive oil).

Storage, Flavor Profile & Cooking Times

Store all squash in a cool dry location in a single layer.

Pie Pumpkin Storage: 3 to 4 months. Flavor profile: Slightly sweet, deep orange, dense and smooth flesh. Cooking: Bake halves for 20 to 30 minutes. Excellent for pies, cookies and bread.

Blue Hubbard Storage: 6 to 9 months. Flavor profile: Slightly sweet, dense, deep orange flesh. Cooking: Bake halves for 50 to 60 minutes. Use as a side dish or in breads, muffins and pies.

Buttercup Storage: 2 to 3 months.  Flavor profile:  Sweet and nutty (likened to a sweet potato).  Cooking:  Bake halves for 30 to 40 minutes. 

 

Butternut Squash Storage: 4 to 6 months. Flavor profile: Finely textured, fairly sweet, with a high carotene content giving a deep orange color. Cooking: Bake halves for 30 to 40 minutes. Use as a side dish or in pies.

Spaghetti Squash Storage: 4 to 6 months. Flavor profile: The nut like, slightly sweet flesh (resembling spaghetti) is superb for full-flavored sauces. Cooking: Bake halves for 30 to 40 minutes.

 

Carnival & Acorn Storage: 3 to 4 months Flavor profile: The finely textured orange yellow flesh is tender & sweet with accents of hazelnut & pepper. Cooking: Bake halves for 20 to 30 minutes. Superb right out of the skin.

 

Sweet Dumpling, Sugar Loaf  & Delicata Storage: 3 to 4 months. Flavor profile: The finely textured orange yellow flesh is very sweet and tender. Cooking: Bake halves for 20 to 30 minutes. A favorite with cinnamon apples.