"Candied" North Georgia Candy Roaster Squash
Cuisine: American
Author: Rachel Hanawalt
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Total time: 1 hour 5 mins
The North Georgia Candy Roaster is not your typical squash. Get to know it's candy-sweet and succulent flavor with this warm and festive holiday recipe!
  • 12 C North Georgia Candy Roaster squash cut into 1" cubes
  • ½ C (1 stick) butter
  • ½ C brown sugar
  • ½ C raw cane sugar
  • ⅓ C orange juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ⅓ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper
  • ⅓ C chopped pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Peel, seed, and cut the candy roaster squash into 1 in cubes. Place 12 C of cubed squash into a baking dish that has been lightly greased with cooking spray or a little butter.
  2. In a small saucepan combine the butter, brown sugar, raw cane sugar, orange juice, and spices. Melt over low heat until evenly combined, but not bubbling. Pour the sauce over the squash in the casserole dish and gently stir to evenly coat the cubes.
  3. Bake uncovered in a 350º F oven for 45 minutes to an hour, or until the squash reaches your preferred tenderness. About 2 minutes before removing the dish from the oven, sprinkle it with ⅓ C chopped pecans. Allow the dish to sit for 5 minutes before serving.
To Make ahead: Cube the squash the night before, put it into airtight ziplock bag, and refrigerate. Measure all of the dry ingredients into another ziplock back and store in a cool, dry place. The day of your party add the squash to your casserole dish and quick melt together to sugar in spice mixture with your butter and pop it in the oven. It will only take about 5 minutes until it's oven ready!
Recipe by Simple Seasonal at https://simpleseasonal.com/recipes/meal-types/sides/candied-north-georgia-candy-roaster-squash