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Sherry-Braised Stovetop Butternut Squash with Figs

Autumn side dishes are easier with cubed butternut squash recipes. Sherry-braised stovetop butternut squash with figs is a homey way to eat fall vegetables.
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: cubed butternut squash recipes, stovetop butternut squash
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 107kcal


  • 1 butternut or other winter squash 2 3/4 to 3 pounds
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 cup Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs stemmed and halved or quartered
  • 1/2 cup dry sherry or orange juice
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary or 1 1/2 teaspoons crumbled dry rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Chopped fresh parsley


  • Peel squash and cut into 3/4- to 1-inch chunks to measure 4 cups.
  • Heat butter in large skillet or saucepan with tight-fitting lid over medium heat. Add onion. Cook, stirring frequently, until onion is golden.
  • Add squash, figs, sherry, broth, rosemary and salt. Cover, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer gently for 10 minutes or until squash is tender.
  • If liquid remains, remove figs and vegetables with slotted spoon to serving bowl; simmer uncovered until liquid is reduced to 3 to 4 tablespoons. Pour liquid over squash mixture. Serve warm, garnished with parsley.


Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 192mg | Potassium: 528mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 13360IU | Vitamin C: 29.8mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1.1mg