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Baked Butternut With Honey & Nuts

The golden brown butternut will contrast well with the roast or grilled meat and fresh vegetables on a plate.  Delicious!

2 medium butternut squash
50 g coarsely chopped walnuts or pecan nuts
100 g butter, melted
50 ml honey or maple flavoured syrup
1 ml salt
2.5 ml ground cinnamon

  1. Peel and seed the butternut and slice into neat even slices.
  2. Place into a saucepan with a small quantity of water and simmer 15 minutes or until just cooked but not yet soft.
  3. Arrange the slices decoratively into a serving dish and sprinkle with nuts.
  4. Pour the melted butter,  mixed with honey or syrup, salt and cinnamon over the butternut.
  5. Bake at 180º C for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Baste with the syrup once or twice while baking and if preferred place under the grill for a few minutes to caramelize the top.
  7. Serve hot.

Variation
Substitute the honey for golden syrup or maple syrup.

8 t0 10 servings.

Recipe by Carolié de Koster – Art Of Cooking recipe book p. 371.

Baked Butternut With Honey & Nuts
Baked Butternut With Honey & Nuts