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Winter Squash Agrodolce

Winter Squash Agrodolce

  • Author: Paige Adams
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35-40 minutes


Topped with a spicy and sweet sauce including dried cherries, this winter squash agrodolce is an easy side that uses all sorts of different squash in a single recipe.


  • 21/2 to 3 pounds acorn, dumpling & carnival squash, halved lengthwise, deseeded and cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt & black pepper
  • 2 Fresno chilies, thinly sliced into rings
  • 3/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons dried cherries, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Toss the squash wedges with olive oil, salt and pepper on a sheet pan and arrange in a single layer. Roast the squash, turning halfway through cooking, until brown on both sides and tender, about 25-30 minutes.
  3. While the squash is roasting, combine the chilies, vinegar, honey, cherries, red pepper flakes and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer for 8-10 minutes until the mixture thickens to a syrupy consistency. Brush the agrodolce over the warm cooked squash. Transfer to a serving dish and drizzle the remaining agrodolce over the squash.
  4. Serve warm or at room temperature. Make up to 3 hours in advance.


Adapted from Bon Appetit November 2015