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Stuffed Acorn Squash

Stuffed Acorn Squash



This is not a traditional Rosh Hashanah dish, but it is sweet and beautiful.

  • 2 acorn squash, halved, seeds and strings removed
  • 2 cups water
  • ¾ cup walnuts, chopped
  • ½ cup red apples with peel on, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. light tasting olive oil

Place squash halves cut sides down on cutting board. Trim ¼" from the rounded top of each squash so that they will stand level when filled. Arrange squash, hollow sides down, in oblong microwave safe baking dish and add the water. Cover dish with plastic wrap, leaving one corner open for vent. Microwave on high until almost cooked through, about 10-12 minutes. Meanwhile, combine nuts, apples, cinnamon and oil. Pour water from baking dish and turn squash over. Divide nut mixture evenly among squash halves. Microwave on high, covered and vented, about 4 minutes. Serve warm.

Naomi Muller has been cooking for 30 years (and she is only 42 years old) and has endured many requests to go into catering. Instead, she decided to create a cookbook of over 150 healthy recipes which is the only kosher cookbook of its kind.
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Anonymous Miami September 23, 2014

Hm... Nuts? I thought I just read an article on Chabad website that we are not supposed to eat nuts on Rosh Hashana because the numerical value of the word means "sins." :) Reply

Yehuda Shurpin for September 3, 2013

Re: Oh, nuts The custom of not eating nuts on Rosh Hashanah is mentioned by the Rema (Rabbi Moshe Isserles) in the Code of Jewish law, Orech Chaim 583:2 , so it is definitely not just a chabad custom (and is indeed mentioned on other sites). However, this custom does seem to be discussed primarily by ashkenazic sources. For more on this custom see Is it true we don't eat nuts on Rosh Hashanah? Reply

Anonymous September 3, 2013

At least one out of three had something nice to say for the author who spent her time preparing this. Reply

Anonymous Bryn Mawr September 3, 2013

Oh, nuts. I can only find info on not eating nuts as a Chabad thing. I wonder why I can find it nowhere else.

RE: nuts that are not nuts: " Culinary usage of the term is less restrictive, and some nuts as defined in food preparation, like almonds, pistachios and Brazil nuts are not nuts in a botanical sense." Enjoy! Reply Michigan September 2, 2013

Plastic wrap & microwaving Please do NOT recommend covering food with plastic will microwaving; the plastic actually melts & drips into the food, it is a proven carcinogenic. It is much healthier to use a couple sheets of damp paper towel which also keeps the microwave process from drying out the food. Reply

Zelda New City August 30, 2010

Photo I'm fine without the nuts. I just can't see how the photo looks like stuffed acorn squash. I can't have sugar, so thank you for the recipes. Very few seem to take us into consideration. I just sit quietly and pick at what I can. Now I can offer to bring a dish that others may like as well. Reply

Dara far rockaway September 14, 2009

Do not microwave plastic wrap! It contains dangerous plastics (pvc i believe) that you do not want absorbed in your food with heating (especially if more vulnerable groups like children are going to eat it) You can google 'plastics safety guide' Reply

Rachel Tel-Aviv, Israel September 28, 2008

Walnuts It is a long live tradition not to eat any kind of nuts on Rosh ha-Shana, because the numberical value of 'chet' ('sin' ) and 'egoz' ('nut') are equal. Reply

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