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.