How to Cook Buttercup Squash

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Buttercup squash is one of a variety of winter squashes, and they grow to about 5 lbs. in size. Even though they are winter squash, you should be able to find them available all year around. f you purchase these squash in a store, you will likely only be able to purchase a section of squash. There are many methods of cooking a buttercup squash, but the most common method is baking.

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Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F.

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Peel the squash with a vegetable peeler or sharp knife. Take care, as the outer shell can be difficult to peel.

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Cut the squash in half lengthwise and clear the center of seeds and pulp with a large spoon.

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Pour a small amount of water in a deep baking dish and lay the squash in the pan cut side down.

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Bake for approximately 30 to 45 minutes, or until a fork slides in and out easily.

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Remove from the oven and sprinkle with brown sugar and butter mixture, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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