last year i thought i made up squash pie- you know, like an apple pie, but with squash. i thought this until i saw the lady at the farmer's market selling it. she's also the lady i was buying potatoes from. every week. that is no coincidence. it lodged in my mind, tricking me into thinking i was some form of culinary genius.
so this year, with my excess squash i really did make up my own dessert- a squash crisp. and yes, it's basically a pie without a crust, but humor me here!
here's what you do:
peel and seed the squash
you want about 4 cups worth (approx. 3 large squash)
while s/he is doing that, start on the crumble. this was about
1 cup oats
1/2 cup flax meal
1 cup chopped up walnuts
3-4 tbsp butter
cinnamon to taste
next add 3ish tbsp of honey and some cinnamon to the squash. or have your child do it and they will add 6ish tbsp of honey. it makes it really good (but a tad too sweet).
spread sweetened squash into a small casserole dish and sprinkle crumble on top. bake on 350' for about 20 minutes.
we ate ours with leftover home made whipped cream from buddy's bday biscuits! it is a pretty tasty way to use up summer squash!
do you have any creative squash recipes? please share!
btw- this recipe is loosely based on cathe olson's apple crisp out of vegetarian mother's cookbook. i love this cookbook!