Sweet Recipes For A Sweet New Year!

Sephardic Sweet Rice By My Jewish Learning

The delicious celebration of the Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashanah – is here! This two-day celebration involves candle lighting in the evenings, the sounding of a ram’s horn Shofar in the mornings, prayer services and deliciously-decadent meals filled with the sweetest of foods to welcome an equally sweet New Year.

Rosh Hashanah’s famous foods are an excellent precursor to the flavors of fall, with sweetened Challah breads, apples with honey, fish, pomegranates and tzimmes (below) being the highlights of this joyous holiday.

These Rosh Hashanah recipes are perfect for welcoming a sweet, bountiful and delicious New Year!


Honey Ricotta & Pomegranate Crostini

Honey Ricotta Pomegranate Crostini by Sprinkled Side Up

The perfect appetizer for Rosh Hashanah, this crostini combo is super easy to whip up – pun intended! Simply mix whole milk ricotta, greek yogurt, honey, vanilla and a little powdered sugar together for the honey ricotta, spread onto toasted baguette slices and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and pepper! We’re sure your guests haven’t had anything like it but will love the opportunity to try!

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Stove Top Tzimmes

Stove Top Tzimmes By Tori Avey

This bright, colorful, sweet & comforting dish is made with sweet root vegetables like carrot and sweet potatoes, often with dried fruits like raisins or plums mixed in. It is a traditional Ashkenazi dish popular for Rosh Hashanah specifically because of its overall sweetness, an essential element of the holiday to signify hopes for a sweet new year. Not only does it make the perfect side dish for this holiday, but the warm flavors and root veggies make it great for any occasion in fall and winter.

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Sephardic Jeweled Rosh Hashanah Rice

Sephardic Sweet Rice By My Jewish Learning

A truly gorgeous addition to any holiday feast, this side dish can steal the show of any meal. Made by mixing rice with a melody of spices, apricots, figs, cherries, pistachios and pomegranate seeds are just a few of the ingredients to this rich and flavorful side dish.

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Honey Cake

Honey Cake by Epicurious

This isn’t your ordinary honey cake! Calling for ingredients like warm coffee, orange juice, whiskey and every baker’s favorite spices, you can rest assured the flavor is out of this world!

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Brown Sugar Cinnamon Apple Skillet Cake

Apple Skillet Cake By Erica's Sweet Tooth

As Rosh Hashanah arrives, so do the flavors of fall with it! With all the season’s favorite ingredients included, this skillet cake is sure to “wow!” with its beautiful arrangement of fresh apple slices and dusting of cinnamon before being baked right in the skillet or the cake pan of your choice.

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August 30, 2018