Spiced butternut squash

Yield: 12 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4 pounds Butternut squash
1 cup Nonfat chicken broth
3 tablespoons Unsalted butter; cut in small cubes
½ teaspoon Ginger
¼ teaspoon Mace
¼ teaspoon Ground coriander
1 pinch Cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon Fresh lemon juice
¼ cup Lowfat sour cream

1. Halve, peel and seed the squash. Cut into 2 inch chunks.

2. In a large, heavy saucepan, combine the squash, chicken stock, and 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to moderatley low, cover partially and simmer until the squash is tender (about 20 minutes). Drain, reserving ¼ cup of the cooking liquid.

3. In a large bowl, combine the squash, butter, ginger, mace, coriander, cayenne, salt, pepper, lemon juice and reserved cooking liquid.

4. Preheat oven to 350. In a food processor, puree the sqash mixture (in 2 batches) until smooth. Transfer puree to a heatproof 3 quart serving dish and fold in the sour cream. Taste and adjust seasonings. Cover the dish with foil. (NOTE: You can make the recipe up to 2 days ahead to this point and refrigerate. Let it come to room temperature before baking.) 5. Bake until heated though, about 25 mintes. If desired, uncover and broil about 5 inches from the heat for 1 minutes or until lightly browned 6. Serves 12: 88 calories 3.3 grams fat Recipe By : Adapted from Sheila Lukins in "Food and Wine" 12/90 Posted to Digest eat-lf.v096.n200 Date: Sun, 27 Oct 1996 15:41:59 -0500 From: Kathie Briggs <kjbriggs@...>

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