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Baked Banana Squash

Banana squash


Dark brown sugar

Apricot or Pluot jam


Ground cinnamon

Ground nutmeg


Cut as seen on the picture. Spread with butter using a paintbrush (yes..household paintbrush is great in the kitchen). Sprinkle with cinnamon to taste and add a light sprinkle of nutmeg. Top brown sugar down onto squash covering entire surface. Set squash on a double layer of aluminum foil. Fold foil up around squash making a close fitting “boat that will hold juices next to the squash. Place on a cookie sheet to catch any drips. Bake in a 375°F oven for 1 1/4 hour, depending on size and thickness, or until squash is fork-tender and flesh separates easily. The butter and sugar will darken - tent as needed with foil to prevent burning. Slap some apricot jam on the squash in the last 15 minutes of cooking. Allow to set 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

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