Happy New Year 5783! Rosh Hashanah is HERE, ya’ll!
This recipe, Spaghetti Squash Apple Date Kugel is such a great side dish to serve for your yom tov table. It combines apples of course to symbolize the Jewish New Year, dipping apples into honey as part of the Rosh Hashanah seder meal. “T’marim”, is the Hebrew word for dates, which uses the root word “tam” meaning “to end” – hoping that our enemies will “end” or be eliminated. And dates are also one of the Seven Species of Israel.
I love using spaghetti squash as the base of this kugel/pudding because not only does it mimic noodles, but it’s a great low-carb and gluten-free option and so much easier than scrubbing, peeling and shredded a whole bunch of potatoes (or use your food processor for that). It’s easy to roast in the oven OR you can pop it in the microwave for 6-7 minutes for a quicker option. Even though I added the apples and dates, it’s a relatively small amount so it’s still lower in carbs, but feel free to omit the dates if you’re on keto or sub the apples for jicama (though apples do have a good amount of fiber, so a little apple here and there is good for you). 🙂
So there you have it! Another kugel recipe to add to your table – whether for Rosh Hashanah or on a fall Shabbat afternoon lunch.
Wishing you all a Kesiva V’Chasima Tova – Shana Tovah! See ya’ll next year!
- 1 Spaghetti Squash (halved and seeds removed)
- 1/3 cup Sugar, or sugar substitute
- 1 Large Apple, diced Or 2 small apples
- 3 Eggs (large)
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 Dates, chopped
- 1/2 tsp Allspice, or apple pie spice
Pre-heat oven to 400F
Cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds
Roast for 40 minutes, let cool and scoop out the squash into a large bowl
Lower oven to 375F
Mix in the eggs, sugar, diced apples, dates and spices
Spray an 8x8 baking dish with non-stick spray
Pour into baking dish and bake for 40-45 min until set and golden brown
Serve at any temp - YUM!