Honeyed Banana Squash

Honeyed Banana Squash

YIELD: Makes 6 servings


2 1/2 lbs. - banana squash, pared and cut in 1-inch pieces

boiling water, salted

1/4 cup - butter or margarine

1/4 cup - honey

Peel of 1/2 fresh orange, grated

Juice of 1/2 fresh orange

1/4 tsp. - salt

1/4 tsp. - ground nutmeg

1/4 cup - slivered almonds, toasted


In large covered saucepan, cook squash in 1 inch boiling, salted water until tender (12 to 15 minutes). Drain. Mash squash with electric mixer, OR in blender or food processor.

In saucepan, melt butter and stir in honey, orange peel and juice, salt and nutmeg. Gradually add hot butter mixture to squash, beating until well blended. Sprinkle with almonds.