Winter Squash: Gill’s Golden Pippin

Gill’s Goldn Pippin, photo from Adaptive Seeds

Gill’s Golden Pippin is an adorable and tasty single serving size squash that was originally bred right here in Oregon in the mid-20th century by the Gill Brother’s Seed Company. With its pretty orange skin and acorn squash ribbing you might be tempted to use it for decoration, and that’s ok temporarily. But these are so dang delicious that it would be a terrible waste if you didn’t eat them! At room temperature, they will usually store well from Oct – January.

One of the easiest way to cook winter squash is to cut them in half, take the seeds out, lay them cut side down on a baking sheet coated with a little olive oil and roast in the oven at 350 until tender (20-40min depending on the size of the squash). Once they are cooked you can drizzle with with a variety of oils, herbs, nuts and spices. This article has some creative ideas for dressing up roasted squash. Enjoy!