Butternut squash and caramelised pecans

  • People

    Serves 4

  • Prep Time

    15 min.

  • Cooking Time

    1 h

  • Difficulty


  • BBQ Temperature

    180°C to 230°C

  • Method



the Ingredients

Canada Squash
  • 1 white of a large egg
  • 75 grams halved pecans
  • 2 tablespoons lightly packed brown sugar
  • ¾ teaspoons cinnamon powder, divided
  • Salt
  • ⅛ teaspoons ground cloves
  • 55 grams plus 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 55 grams plus 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 butternut squash, about 910g, quartered and seeded

Special Equipment

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  • Apron


  • Preheat the oven to 165°C. Line a baking dish with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the egg white until it becomes frothy. Add the pecans and toss to coat well. Add brown sugar, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon salt and cloves. Mix until all the pecans are evenly coated. Spread the pecans in a single layer on the parchment paper and bake, until toasted and caramelized, 18 to 20 minutes, stirring several times. When cool enough to handle, roughly chop the pecans and set aside.
  • Preheat the barbecue for indirect cooking over medium heat (180 to 230°C).
  • Combine butter, remaining ½ teaspoon cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon salt and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Place the squash pieces, flesh side up, on the cooking grate and brush with the butter, reserving the rest for brushing and serving. Grill over indirect medium heat, with the lid closed, until tender, 50 to 60 minutes, basting occasionally. Remove from barbecue and brush with remaining butter mixture. Garnish with candied pecans and a pinch of salt, to taste. Serve hot.

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