Rosh Hashanah Recipes

Raisin challah, apple cakes, tsimmes—find all of your favorite recipes for celebrating the High Holy Days.

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Irresistible Whole Wheat Challah

Rating: 4.5 stars 78
Warm and light, fresh out of the oven with butter and salt sprinkled on top, it is a delicious gift or dessert for any occasion. Best with whole wheat, but just white flour or a mixture works. It is easy and fun, but takes all day. Trust me, it is so worth it!
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Apple Cake V

Rating: 4.5 stars 338
A quick and easy apple cake. Moist and satisfying.

Orange Juice Tzimmes

Rating: 4.5 stars 17
Stewed carrots and prunes, sweetened with sugar and orange juice.

Lamb Braised in Pomegranate

Rating: 5 stars 41
This lamb with pomegranate sauce is about as seasonally appropriate as it gets and one of the best things I've tasted in a long time.

Jewish Style Sweet and Sour Brisket

Rating: 4.5 stars 223
This is the best brisket you will ever taste. No matter who comes for dinner, they always make sure that I'll be making this brisket. It is a very traditional dish for Rosh Hashanah and Passover but it certainly is a winner any time of the year for anyone who loves very tender beef.

Apple Honey Bundt Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 234
You can also bake this delicious cake in two loaf pans. Drizzle with warm honey before serving.

Honey Baked Chicken II

Rating: 4.5 stars 2344
Baked chicken with a sweet and spicy glaze.

Shabbat Challah

Rating: 4.5 stars 117
My Shabbat Challah is something out of this world. I made it up on my own, because the ones I tasted, I just didn't like. Try it you will love it!! This can make 6 regular sized loaves, or two large braided loaves.

Easy Apple Coffee Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 219
An easy-to-make cake with a beautiful layer of apples in the middle. This is wonderful served warm with a scoop of ice cream.

Apple and Honey Sorbet

Rating: 4.5 stars 15
This is the sorbet I served on Rosh Hashana meal between first and main course. It is white flecked with bright green, tangy from the green apples, and sweet with honey. Fresh and fabulous. Shana Tova! I recommend eucalyptus blossom honey, easily found in Israel.

Microwave Apple Kugel

Rating: 3.5 stars 2
My grandmother made this dish for every family gathering. My Jewish grandfather insisted it tasted just like how his mother use to make it. Not only was it good as a side dish, but it's excellent as a morning treat or dessert.

Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs

Rating: 4.5 stars 3092
Honey chicken kabobs with veggies. You can marinate overnight and make these kabobs for an outdoor barbecue as a tasty alternative to the usual barbecue fare! Fresh mushrooms and cherry tomatoes can also be used. (This can also be done in the broiler.)
By Ann Marie
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Inspiration and Ideas

Bubba's Jewish Apple Cake
Rating: Unrated 110
"Love, love, love this recipe. Great flavor, perfect texture, and baked up nice and high." – What's for dinner, mom?
Cardamom Maple Salmon
Rating: Unrated 57
"Haven't wanted to try another salmon recipe since finding this." – ryan.price
Roast Chicken with Rosemary
Rating: 4.5 stars 840

When I was in Vicenza, Italy at an open market downtown, I smelled this scrumptious smell of roast chicken at this stand. So I bought one of their chickens and looked what they stuffed in the cavity to make it taste so good! I also do my turkeys like this too!