Thursday, November 10, 2011
An alternative to Yams/Sweet Potatoes
I found this in our local (Wed.) paper and wanted to share it because I think it would be a wonderful alternative side dish for those, like me, who don't care for yams or sweet potatoes--whatever they are referred to in YOUR neck of the woods!
*Recipe calls for 3 (12 oz.) pkg's. frozen winter squash, thawed---but I'd personally use FRESH. As always, your choice!
1/4 C + 2 Tbsp. dark-brown sugar
5 Tbsp. softened butter
3 Tbsp. flour
1/4 C milk (may be low-fat)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 C chopped walnuts (OR Pecans would be an excellent choice too!)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a large baking dish with cooking spray.
2. Beat together squash, 1/4 cut brown sugar and eggs.
3. In a saucepan, melt 3 Tbsp. butter. Add flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Whisk in milk, salt and cinnamon..
4. Beat milk into squash; transfer to baking dish.
5. Bake for 45 minutes. Stir together 2 Tbsp. butter, 2 Tbsp. brown sugar and the nuts. Sprinkle on squash. Bake for an additional 15 minutes.