mashed butternut squash

this dish would be great for thanksgiving!! also these mashed potatoes and this apple pie are some good additions to a thanksgiving meal.ingredients (serves 12-15):
3 large butternut squash
1/2 cup butter, melted
6 Tbs maple syrup or honey (i suggest pure maple syrup!!)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
salt and pepper to taste

cut squash in half lengthwise, scoop out seeds. place cut side down in a baking dish. bake at 350 degrees fahrenheit for 45 minutes or until tender. scoop squash out of shells and put in a large mixing bowl. add melted butter, syrup and spices. mix thoroughly. place in baking dish and bake at 350 degrees fahrenheit for about 10-15 minutes more.
serve. yumm.
recipe adapted from a recipe from ben's mom :)

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