Serves 8-12 Takes 1 hr
Preheat oven to 180°C. Cook 2kg butternut cubes in salted boiling water for about 20 minutes or until soft. Drain and mash. Beat in 60g soft butter, 125ml milk, 125ml brown sugar, 10ml vanilla essence, 3ml salt, pinch ground nutmeg and 3ml ground cinnamon. Spoon into a 23cm x 32cm greased baking dish, smoothing the top. Combine 500ml chopped fruit mince pies, 60g melted butter and 80ml brown sugar and spoon over the butternut mixture. Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden and set.