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Here is one case in which you shouldn’t buy best-quality ingredients for a dish: The coffee beans that the thin-skinned winter squash bake in cannot be reused, so be sure to use inexpensive ones.More Cooking with Coffee Recipes

Best New Chef 1997: Daniel Patterson
Daniel Patterson
January 2012

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Credit: © Michael Turek

Recipe Summary

active:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Yield:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350°. Spread the coffee beans in a medium roasting pan and nestle the squash into the beans. Roast the squash for about 1 hour, until very tender; turn them halfway through cooking.

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  • Cut each squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the crème fraîche into each squash half and season with salt and pepper. Serve right away.

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