Easy Maple Pecan Winter Squash Casserole topped with brown sugar and pecans makes a lovely side dish for the holidays.
Here's an easy and adaptable side dish to whip up with any just about any winter squash you prefer: pumpkin, acorn, butternut, delicata, etc.
For the holidays you can prep it ahead of time and reheat it while the turkey or ham is cooling.
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Maple Pecan Winter Squash Casserole
- 3-4 pounds winter squash (pumpkin, butternut squash, acorn squash, etc.)
- 3 eggs (lightly beaten)
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup butter (melted)
- Salt and pepper
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup butter (softened)
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup chopped pecans
- Peel and chop the squash into 1 inch pieces, place in a stock pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook until fork tender. Drain and mash the squash.
- Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit
- Add eggs, maple syrup, butter and butter to the mashed squash and mix until combined. Season to taste with nutmeg, salt and pepper. Spoon into a 3 quart casserole or 13 x 9 inch pan.
- In a small bowl, combine topping ingredients and crumble over the top.
- Bake at 375 until heated throughout, about 40-45 minutes.