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February 26, 2006



Your recipe sounds wonderful. It is on my list now. Thank you.


This sounds delicious, exotic and very healthy. I've always thrown away squash seeds; it never occurred to me to roast them. Do you eat them shells and all?

Lynn D.

I've been carrying around a newspaper clipping with a similar recipe for years. I finally tried your recipe yesterday and served it over vanilla ice cream (I would have preferred goat yogurt or the fabulous goat vanilla ice cream I discovered recently, but the goats are busy having kids and it's hard to find goat products now). My husband and I thought the squash was fantastic. I did guild the lilly a bit by adding some sliced kumquats (thank you, Amanda Hesser!). Years ago I made a pumpkin pie like an apple pie with sliced pumpkin and it was fantastic. The second time I made one the pumpkin was not soft by the time the crust was done, so I've not repeated it. My next project with the leftover butternut squash is to make it into watermelon rind-like chutney. I'll let you know how it turns out.


Lynn-I'm glad you liked it, and the kumquat idea sounds excellent.
You will probably not be surprised when I tell you that I am crazy about goat milk yogurt, too. But icecream! It must be amazing-I am terribly jealous about the icecream.

I seem to recall that in one of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, the ever inventive "Ma" made an "apple" pie from a green , unripe pumpkin, and no one could guess what it was. Perhaps very thinly sliced butternut sqush would soften faster than pumpkin? I like the sound of your pie- hope you don't give up on it permanently.

Looking forward to hearing about the chutney project.


Butternut squash dessert? That IS a new one. I'm gonna have to try this :)


Hi Shammi- Yes, it's a strange one alright...but it doesn't taste strange, surprisingly.Next time I'm going to try Lynn's kumquat idea, if there are any available.

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