Baked Winter Squash

This cooking method works well for all types of winter squash. Adding water to the baking dish prevents the bottom of the squash from burning. Substitute maple syrup for the honey, if desired.

2 small butternut squash (about 1 lb. each)
1/4 cup butter
4 teaspoons honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Cut squash in half lenghwise; remove and discard seeds. Place squash, skin sides down, in a 13x9 inch baking dish. Place 1 tablespoon butter and 1 teaspoon honey in the cavity of each squash half; sprinkle squash evenly with salt and pepper. Add water to baking dish to a depth of 1/4 inch.
Bake, covered at 400 for 30 minutes; uncover and bake 15 more minutes or until squash is tender.

This is a Southern Living recipe and my favorite way to bake squash. 
Photo Paula Deen