Roasted squash is good as a starter, drizzled with yoghurt and chilli oil; as a side, mashed with nutmeg, salt and butter; tossed in hearty salads; or stirred into risotto just before the rice is cooked.
The dense flesh of Crown Prince holds its shape beautifully when cooked, making it a good candidate for using as a pie filling. It goes well with spinach and tangy goat’s cheese.
Squash like to be kept dry and warm, at room temperature. A kitchen shelf or windowsill is ideal; the hard-skinned crown prince can live there happily as a rustic autumn display for up to 12 months before cooking. Once cut, keep the remainder in the fridge and use within a week.
Country of origin
Grown in the United Kingdom.