Country cooking at its best—squash flavored with butter and maple syrup
1 (3 to 3½lb.) Hubbard squash
2tblsp. maple syrup
2tblsp. butter or regular margarine
Chopped chives or green onion
Cut squash in large pieces; place in large baking pan. Cover with foil and bake in moderate oven (350°) about 1¼ hours, or until squash is tender.
Scoop out pulp and put through a sieve. Stir in syrup, butter, salt and pepper. If mixture is thin, simmer gently to reduce moisture. Otherwise, heat just to boiling; turn into serving dish and garnish with chopped chives.