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    Mashed Maple Squash

    Acorn squash makes a sweet substitute for potatoes in this easy mash. Use a serrated grapefruit spoon to get all the seeds and stringy fibers out of the inside of the squash.

    Ingredients

    • 1 acorn squash, (1 1/4 pounds), halved and seeded
    • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
    • 1 teaspoon butter
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt

    Instructions

    Step 1
    Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
    Step 2
    Place squash halves cut-side down in the prepared pan. Bake until soft, about 50 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes.
    Step 3
    Scrape the soft squash flesh into a medium bowl. Stir in syrup, butter, cinnamon and salt with a fork, mashing the squash until somewhat smooth.

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