27 Sweetest Treats For Rosh Hashanah

The Jewish New Year celebration starts in one week. Year 5774 is gonna be sick.

1. Apples Dipped in Honey

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The classic! Eating apples dipped in honey on Rosh Hashanah is the traditional way Jewish people toast a sweet New Year — and the best thing ever for Jewish kids with sweet tooths. Making the honey cups out of apples is and adorable idea courtesy of everyone’s favorite shiksa Martha Stewart. Get directions here.

2. Apple-Honey Challah

At the Jewish New Year, loaves of challah are made round to symbolize the continuity of creation, and sweet ingredients like raisins, honey, and apples are folded inside. Food blogger Shiksa In The Kitchen had a wonderful recipe and step-by-step guide to all that exciting, fancy braiding here.

3. Granola and Pomegranate Breakfast Bowl

Get the recipe.

Another Rosh Hashanah tradition is to eat a “new fruit” — something that is just coming into season that you haven’t had yet, often a pomegranate.

SO now we’ve discussed my favorite Rosh Hashanah ingredients — here are lots of delicious ways to consume them. Not all of these recipes will work for every Jewish person, depending on the level of kosher law he or she observes. L’Shana tova!

4. Cinnamon Apple Pancakes with Honey Apple Compote

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5. Honey Crisp Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

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6. Apple-Brie Stuffed French Toast

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8. Brown Sugar Apple Brie in Puff Pastry

Get the recipe. Be careful with this one as an appetizer for a dinner with meat, as many Jews observing strict kosher law cannot consume dairy and meat in the same meal.

9. Crispy Chicken Thighs with Golden Raisin Compote

Get the recipe. Use olive oil instead of butter if you follow kosher law.

10. Pomegranate-Glazed Lamb Chops

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11. Joan Nathan’s Honey-Orange Chicken

A popular holiday recipe from Joan Nathan, the country’s leading authority on authentic fressing. Get the recipe.

12. Fontina, Walnut, Apple & Honey Grilled Cheese Sandwich


13. Pearled Barley Salad with Apples, Pomegranate Seeds, and Pine Nuts

Tina Rupp

Get the recipe.

14. Honey-Glazed Carrots

Get the recipe. There’s butter in this recipe, so sub margarine or leave it out if necessary to your observance.

15. Quinoa, Fennel, and Pomegranate Salad

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16. Baked Apples With Sauternes

Stephanie Foley for

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17. Smitten Kitchen’s Majestic and Moist Honey Cake

Get the recipe, adapted from the great Jewish cookbook author Marcy Goldman.

18. Jacques Pepin’s Skillet Apple Charlotte

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19. Manischewitz Ice Cream

LOLz. But worth a try, right? Get the recipe.

20. Rosh Hashanah Apple Cake

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21. Vegan and Gluten-Free Frozen Pomegranate and Cashew Cake

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24. Pomegranate-Honey White Wine Coolers

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A Beehive-Shaped Honey Cake

JK ain’t nobody got time for that. But just in case, here’s the recipe.

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