This is a fall favorite I remember my Mom making when I was growing up in New Hampshire. It is so easy to make and ideal to stick in the oven when roasting chicken or meat.
1 squash serves 2
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cut squash in half and clean out all the strings and seeds.
Place squash in a baking pan with enough water to cover half way up each piece of squash. Place in each squash:
1 small piece butter (to taste)
1 T maple syrup (more if squash is large)
Place in preheated oven and cook 45 minutes to one hour, depending on size of squash, until flesh is soft and easily pierced with a fork.
Oven temperature may be adjusted to accommodate another recipe cooking simultaneously; if temperature is higher and edges of squash begin to burn, cover with aluminum foil. Add more water if necessary.