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15 Rosh Hashanah-Ready Recipes For a Sweet New Year

Sep 13 2015 - 4:00am

For Jewish people all over the world, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a special time of new beginnings and rebirth. Other than attending synagogue for the High Holidays, there's one major tradition that Jews all over the globe share: the Rosh Hashanah dinner [1]. Family and friends gather for a delicious feast to celebrate and pray for a sweet New Year. Whether you're a seasoned diner at these events or you're going to your very first Rosh Hashanah meal, here are some great recipes to help get the New Year kicked off right!

— Additional reporting by Nicole Perry

Spicy Marinated Olives

Start off the meal with a bowl of spicy marinated olives [2].

Whipped Honey Ricotta Crostini With Pomegranate

Not one, but two symbolic foods — honey and pomegranate arils — make an appearance in this easy crostini recipe [3].

Honeyed French 75

One ingredient that plays a recurring role in Rosh Hashanah is honey, which symbolizes sweetness for the new year. Toast to that with a honeyed take on a French 75 [4].


Break bread with eggy challah bread, whether it be a basketful of adorable braided rolls [5]; a classic, pared-down version [6]; a rich loaf studded with peanut butter and chocolate [7]; or a dessert-ready cinnamon-swirled option [8]. Fear not: braiding challah dough [9] isn't as hard as it looks.

Potato Pancakes

These indulgent potato pancakes [10] (they're fried in duck fat!) are a stellar way to kick off celebratory meals all season long.

Brussels Sprouts Salad With Pomegranates and Walnuts

Brussels sprouts [11], pomegranate arils, and walnuts come together in this autumnal salad.

Braised Beef Brisket

A flavorful braised beef brisket [12] is sure to delight everyone at your table.

Twice-Cooked Sweet Potatoes With Honey

Toss these twice-cooked sweet potatoes [13] in honey instead of brown sugar for a Rosh Hashanah-approved take.


For an unexpected update to a classic, make spiralized tzimmes [14].

Glazed Carrots

A sweet and simple side: carrot sticks [15] glazed with pomegranate, balsamic vinegar, and, of course, honey.

Honey Cake

It doesn't get much more traditional than honey cake [16].

Noodle Kugel

Sweet, tangy, and studded with Fall flavors — dried cranberries and pecans — this noodle kugel [17] proves addictive.

Apple Challah

Keep with tradition and serve up a round apple-studded challah [18] as a sweet end to your Rosh Hashanah meal.

Apple Date Muffincakes

Apples and dates, two foods that play a role in the Jewish New Year, appear together in this cinnamon-flecked muffincake [19].

Cherry-Almond Rugelach

Need a break from all those traditional apple and honey sweets? Cherry-almond rugelach [20] is a perennial favorite.

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