Roasted Sweet Dumpling Squash

1 Sweet Dumpling squash
maple syrup or brown sugar (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Place squash face down in baking dish. Add 1/2 inch water to dish and place in oven. Bake 30-45 minutes or until a fork easily pierces the skin. Remove from oven, put butter and optional maple syrup into cavity and serve. This is a delicious and simple side dish for the fall and winter months.