Do you all like squash? Most do, and it's a staple when planning our Thanksgiving menu. I wouldn't have a Thanksgiving without it along with Aunt Grace's Fruit Salad. I am suggesting to you, if you have never made this type of casserole before, you will not be disappointed. This is the best of the best. I made this this past weekend as a trial for the big feast. I will be making this dish and doubling the recipe. I will also urge my sweet Morgan to try it. She is not a squash eater! I'll eat her portion.....So here goes, read thru the entire recipe before starting this, a few substitutions can be made. I would also suggest going to Chris's blog. Her photgraphs make me drool. I want to make so many recipes that she has on her page. I printed off a few, Peppermint Fudge, Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars, Honey Rice Treats, Apple chips, and Nutcracker Brownies and the list continues.
Happy Baking and a wonderful Thanksgiving to all my sweet readers. You all make me happy.......Andi
Butternut Squash Casserole with Streusel Topping
|Look at all that sweetness on top! Yummy|
2 lbs of butternut squash
1 tbsp of coconut oil or olive oil ( I used olive oil)
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 tbsp butter (or canola spray)
3/4 cup coconut milk or Cream (I used light cream)
1/4 cup chopped nuts, pecan, hazelnuts, (I used pecans)
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup brown sugar (optional, I like sweet things)
1/2 cup hazelnuts, or pecans ( I used pecans)
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 Tbsp flour
1/4 tsp ground ginger
2 Tbsp butter, melted
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Lined a rimmed baking sheet with foil or parchment paper, peel the squash and cut into chunks. Toss the squash with oil, salt and pepper. I placed this all in a plastic bag then squished it around to cover each piece. Lay this on the prepared baking sheet and bake until just tender and golden brown, about 20-30 minutes. Timing will depend on the size of the cut squash.
3. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Reduce oven to 350 degrees. When the squash is cool enough to handle, using a bowl and mash the squash with a fork and set aside.
4. Butter a one quart casserole dish, and set aside.
5. In a bowl whisk together the egg, milk, nuts, ginger and salt. If you prefer add the brown sugar to this for a sweeter dish. Add the mashed squash and mix all together. Pour this mixture into the buttered casserole dish.
6. In the same bowl, add the streusel topping ingredients. Sprinkle evenly over squash mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes until golden brown.
* If a sweeter casserole is preferred, add up to 1/4 cup brown sugar to the squash mash before adding the coconut milk.
* You can use any milk, coconut, yogurt, cream or lowfat milk.
* Any nut will work, pecans, almonds, cashews or walnuts.
*You can substitute this with sweet potatoes, parsnips, rutabaga or turnips. (beware of moisture level of turnips)
* If you're going for an individual presentation, rather than family style, fill 4-6 ramekins.
Kim at wellseasonedlife.com
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