“Charoset” Stuffed Butternut Squash

When I was making the stuffing for this butternut squash my daughter asked me why I was making charoset.  Charoset is a paste made out of fruits and nuts and is served during the Jewish holiday of Passover. The word charoset comes from the Hebrew word clay and represents the mortar the Israelites used when they were enslaved in ancient Egypt. Anywho-I was just thinking of a flavorful way to eat the squash but it did give me a good idea about a different way of serving charoset this Passover (which is usually eaten on non gluten-free matzoh).


  • One butternut squash, halved and seeds removed
  • Walnuts finely chopped
  • Crushed ginger
  • Squeeze of orange
  • One apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 pats butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Combine walnuts, ginger, orange juice, apple in bowl
  3. Put water in bottom of pan and put squash in peel side down
  4. Add one pat butter to cavity of each squash, then stuffing, then top with another pat butter
  5. Cook 30 minutes covered then another 5-10 minutes uncovered

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