Rosh Hashanah Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Challah I

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Traditional egg bread for the Jewish Sabbath. You can add 1 cup raisins or golden raisins to the dough just before shaping and then make the loafs into round braids for Rosh Hashanah.

Apple Cake V

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A quick and easy apple cake. Moist and satisfying.

Orange Juice Tzimmes

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Stewed carrots and prunes, sweetened with sugar and orange juice.

Lamb Braised in Pomegranate

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This pomegranate braised lamb shoulder 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

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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

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The batter of this moist and delicious cake could also be baked in two loaf pans. Reduce baking time to 45 minutes. To make this even more special, dust with confectioners' sugar, sprinkle with cinnamon, or drizzle with warm honey before serving.

Honey Baked Chicken II

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Baked chicken with a sweet and spicy glaze.

Shabbat Challah

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.)

Inspiration and Ideas

Bubba's Jewish Apple Cake

"Love, love, love this recipe. Great flavor, perfect texture, and baked up nice and high." – What's for dinner, mom?

Cardamom Maple Salmon

"Haven't wanted to try another salmon recipe since finding this." – ryan.price

Lemony Steamed Fish

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Mild flavored, flaky fish fillets. Any number of different types of fish will work, and you can increase the recipe easily. Try halibut, cod, salmon, red snapper, trout, etc. Serve with a white and wild rice blend.