Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Orange-Baked Squash

This dish is wonderful in two ways.  It takes advantage of the produce that is coming into season and it sets your palate for fall.  It smells amazing roasting in the oven with the orange and cinnamon wafting around the kitchen. 

1 medium sized winter squash
1 Tbsp. butter
1-2 Tbsp.  honey 
2 Tbsp. orange juice
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. cinnamon
pinch of ground ginger
1 tsp. grated orange rind
  1. Peel squash and cut into chunks of fairly thick slices.  Arrange in bottom of an oiled casserole.
  2. In a small pan, melt butter, add honey and juices, stir until well blended.  Pour over squash pieces.
  3. Sprinkle with spices and orange rind and bake 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.
  4. Baste occasionally.
Serves: 3-4
The recipe was from a healthy book, can't remember which one, maybe Superfoods Rx. I have tried it with acorn squash and butternut squash.  They are both good.  I'll try it next with pumpkin which is on the Superfoods list.  

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Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Looks delicious. I LOVE baked squash. The orange juice and orange rind are great additions. Looks just like Fall.

Zaa said...

This recipe sounds yummy ..I'm always looking for alternative ways to cook squash..Thanks for sharing...Hugs

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

This looks and sounds delicious... perfect for a Fall table. I can almost smell it!Thanks for sharing the recipe, Sherry. Have a lovely evening!~Poppy


Unknown said...

Yum! I love squash any time of the year!, but it is so fallish feeling. I think it's the cinnamon especially, I cannot wait. Thanks for the "hopeful" dream. It's going back to the 90"s the rest of the week, ugh!

CraveCute said...

Oh Sherry, I love your blog. Your photos, decorating and recipes are all divine! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Your blog is my new inspiration!

a quiet life said...

lookss delish~

Leslie said...

What a lovely picture and delicious looking recipe! I love winter squash in the cool months, and will have to remember this recipe. I also really like your pretty bowl it's served in. Beautiful fall presentation!

Sunny Simple Life said...

This sounds wonderful and even better with pumpkin. I love anything with pumpkin.

The French Hutch said...

This is such a good recipe for fall. I'm sure its delicious and will bookmark to try. After such a hot and dry summer I am so ready for cool weather and fall recipes. Thanks for sharing.......

The French Hutch

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Sherry I LOVE squash and this recipe is a keeper for sure!! SO glad it's healthy -- hubby is recovering from a heart attack so I am only cooking low fat, low sodium now and this fits the bill perfectly! Thanks for sharing it!

Debbie said...

This is the perfect recipe for me. I love summer squash, but I have never been a huge fan of winter squash. That's odd, too, because I'm crazy about pumpkin. I am going to copy this down to try. It sounds exactly up my alley.

Tanya Anurag said...

I need to try this. Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

These are really perfect for the season. Love the way you used orange and zest in this dish.

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