Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
30 Mins
Makes 4 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Cut squash in half lengthwise; remove and discard seeds. Cut each half into 4 wedges; cut wedges into 2-inch pieces.

Step 2

Stir together squash, 1/2 cup apple cider, and next 5 ingredients in a 12-inch, deep-sided, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer, gently stirring occasionally, 25 minutes. Uncover and cook 5 minutes or until liquid thickens and squash is tender. Gently stir in pecans and sage until well combined.

Step 3

*3 lb. sweet potatoes may be substituted for butternut squash and 1/2 cup apple juice may be substituted for apple cider.

Ratings & Reviews

jmcclintock's Review

October 31, 2013

Scamole's Review

October 14, 2013
Tried this twice now and find that I add just a little bit more brown sugar and it comes out just perfect.

TheresaTrav's Review

May 06, 2012
Needs additions. I used brown sugar instead of regular sugar. It worked 100 times better then regular sugar. I also added more butter. I don't really measure when I cook, but it was definitely more then a tablespoon probably closer to 3. Although I used light butter it tastes the same to me.

PaulaJoD's Review

November 22, 2011

MandaKate's Review

October 21, 2011
Not a lot of flavor. Not impressed - needs work, but I'm not sure what.

daisymae3's Review

January 07, 2010
good flavor but not our favorite.

contentedgirl's Review

December 21, 2009
I made this for dinner tonight, and my husband and I absolutely loved it! I peeled the squash with a vegetable peeler, which made it very easy to do. I was unsure of how the sage would taste in it, but I was pleasantly surprised! It gave it a very interesting flavor. I didn't have enough butternut squash, so I added a sweet potato that I had on hand, and it worked well. I will most definitely make this again - a great Thanksgiving side.

snibbod1984's Review

November 26, 2008
this recipe was pretty darn good. however, i found it lacked a little sweetness so I added about a tablespoon of honey. very good. but then again, butternut squash lends itself to deliciousness.

CorinthCook's Review

November 16, 2008
Just wanted everyone to know that I've recently seen at Costco fresh, cubed Butternut squash in the produce section. I'll now be cooking more of this life-threatening to prep veggie. I love the flavor of it no matter how it's cooked.