|Butternut squash||3 Pound|
|Maple/Maple-flavored syrup||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
Halve squash; remove seeds, Place, cut side down, in shallow baking pan; cover with foil.
Bake in 350° oven 30 minutes; turn cut side up.
Bake, covered, 20 to 30 minutes or till tender.
Place steel blade in work bowl; scoop pulp from one squash half into work bowl.
Add half each of the syrup, butter, and salt.
Process till smooth; turn into 1 1/2-quart casserole.
Repeat with rest of squash, syrup, butter, and salt.
Bake in 350° oven about 30 minutes.
If desired, sprinkle with ground cinnamon or nutmeg and top with more butter.