#Tzimmes: Join Me in Feeding the Needy

Hi, this is Jackie Topol from jackietopol.com and I am asking you to please join me in helping Masbia feed the hungry. Masbia is a network of Kosher soup kitchens that serves 2 million meals a year to hungry men, women, and children. Masbia needs our help to continue to feed those less fortunate. Donate now and with your tax deductible receipt, Masbia will include a collection of 50 Tzimmes recipes from some of the best-known names in Jewish cooking, including my own. That’s for any donation, and every donation counts!

Jeweled Butternut Squash

Serves: 6 / Simanim: Dates, Honey, Pomegranate

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 45 minutes


  • 1 small butternut squash
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup chopped dates
  • ½ cup unsalted shelled pistachios 
  • ⅓ cup pomegranate seeds
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Peel butternut squash, cut in half the long way carefully. Remove seeds from inside. Chop up into ½ -inch cubes. Toss with coconut oil and then place squash pieces on parchment lined baking sheet. Place in oven and roast for 40 minutes until pieces are roasted and lightly golden brown.

Once squash has roasted, place in a large bowl and combine with chopped dates, pistachios, pomegranate seeds, honey, and orange juice. Add more honey and orange juice to your taste if you like. Serve warm.

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