Delicata and Sugar Dumpling Winter Squash
Delicata and Sugar Dumpling winter squash Mmmm, winter squash. Delicous, versatile, beautiful, and diverse - it comes in a dazzling variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Winter squash, like sweet potatoes, are better after a weeklong period of curing in a warm, dry spot, a process during which their starch converts into sugars. One of the easiest and best ways to prepare winter squash is to cut it in half, length-wise, scoop out the seeds, and roast it, cut side down, at 425 F until tender when pierced with a fork, about 40 minutes (though this varies with size). Sugar Dumpling squash is similar to acorn squash and can be prepared the same way, but it tends to be sweeter. Delicata squash is also sweet, and has tender skin that can be eaten along with the flesh. Sugar dumplings can store for up to 6 months; delicatas don't store well.