Prep: 1 hour Bake: 55 min. + chilling Yield: 15-18 Servings


1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

1/2 cup cold butter


1/4 cup packed brown sugar

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons cold butter

1 cup chopped pecans


1 medium butternut squash (4 pounds), peeled, seeded and cubed

1 cup sugar

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup cornstarch

3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

2 cans (12 ounces each) evaporated milk

4 eggs

Whipped cream and additional cinnnamon, optional


In a bowl, combine flour and sugars; cut in butter until crumbly. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until edges begin to brown.

In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, flour and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in pecans; set aside.

Place squash in a large saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain. Transfer to a blender or food processor; cover and process until smooth.

In a large bowl, combine the sugars, cornstarch and seasonings. Gradually beat in 4 cups squash, milk and eggs until smooth (save any remaining squash for another use). Pour over crust. Sprinkle with topping.

Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Garnish with whipped cream and additional cinnamon if desired. Yield: 15-18 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 317 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 234 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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