Sweet Surrender Squash Surprise—Dessert for 6

“Sweet Surrender Squash Surprise is a unique British dessert that ingeniously incorporates vegetables. This delightful treat features tender squash baked to perfection, sweetened with natural sugars and spices, and topped with a crunchy crumble. A surprising twist on dessert that’s both satisfying and health-conscious.”

Meal Type

Dessert

Cuisine

British

Servings

6

Food Stars

Health

Variations

Diets

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You Need This Stuff

  • 2 medium butternut squash
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed

Do This With That Stuff

  1. ‘Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C)
  2. Using a sharp knife and cutting board, carefully cut the butternut squash in half lengthwise
  3. Use a spoon to scoop out and discard the seeds
  4. Place the squash halves on a baking dish, cut side up
  5. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and ground ginger
  6. Brush each squash half with melted butter, then evenly distribute the sugar-spice mixture over the top of each half
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for about 50-60 minutes or until the squash is tender when poked with a fork
  8. While the squash is baking, prepare the crumble topping: In a medium bowl combine all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, salt and rolled oats Mix well using a wooden spoon
  9. Add cold cubed butter to flour mixture Use a pastry blender or fork to cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs
  10. Remove baked squash from oven (be sure to use oven mitts) and reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
  11. Allow squash to cool slightly before handling Use a spoon to scoop out flesh of each half into a large pot Discard skins Mash squash until smooth using wooden spoon or potato masher
  12. Spread mashed squash evenly in baking dish Sprinkle crumble topping evenly over mashed squash
  13. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 25-30 minutes or until crumble topping is golden brown and crispy
  14. Remove from oven using oven mitts and allow dessert to cool slightly before serving’

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Beti’s Reflections

On a recent culinary adventure across the pond, I stumbled upon a delightful British dessert that had me surrendering to its sweet allure. The Sweet Surrender Squash Surprise, a unique gem in British cuisine recipes, ingeniously incorporates vegetables into dessert, making it a perfect blend of health and indulgence.

The Sweet Surrender Squash Surprise is an ideal treat for six people. While it’s not suitable for those following gluten-free recipes, vegan squash recipes, dairy-free cooking, low-sugar desserts or keto diet recipes, it’s a fantastic option for those who are looking for vegetarian baking ideas or healthy butternut squash desserts.

This recipe calls for two medium butternut squash which lend their tender sweetness to the dish. The natural sugars of the squash are enhanced with brown sugar and a trio of spices – cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger – creating a spiced butternut squash bake that’s truly irresistible. A generous helping of melted butter adds richness to the dish while the crumble topping made from all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, salt and rolled oats gives it an irresistible crunch.

To make this homemade squash dessert, start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). After halving and deseeding your butternut squashes, brush them with melted butter and sprinkle over your sugar-spice mixture before baking until tender. While your squash is baking away in the oven, you can prepare your crumble topping by combining all-purpose flour with granulated sugar, salt and rolled oats before cutting in cold cubed butter until you have coarse crumbs. Once your baked squash is cool enough to handle safely (don’t forget those oven mitts!), scoop out the flesh into a large pot and mash until smooth before spreading evenly in a baking dish and sprinkling over your crumble topping. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until golden brown and crispy.

So there you have it – Sweet Surrender Squash Surprise! A delightful twist on traditional British cuisine recipes that’s both satisfyingly sweet and surprisingly healthy! This butternut squash dessert is sure to impress at any gathering or simply as an adventurous weeknight treat! So why not give this easy British dessert recipe a try? You might just find yourself surrendering to its sweet charm too!

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