Rosh Hashanah Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Irresistible Whole Wheat Challah

Rating: 4.54 stars
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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: 4.46 stars
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A quick and easy apple cake. Moist and satisfying.

Orange Juice Tzimmes

Rating: 4.41 stars
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Stewed carrots and prunes, sweetened with sugar and orange juice.

Lamb Braised in Pomegranate

Rating: 4.76 stars
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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

Rating: 4.74 stars
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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

Rating: 4.69 stars
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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

Rating: 4.52 stars
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Baked chicken with a sweet and spicy glaze.

Shabbat Challah

Rating: 4.61 stars
118
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: 4.62 stars
217
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: 4.73 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: 4.7 stars
3091
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.)
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Inspiration and Ideas

Bubba's Jewish Apple Cake
Rating: Unrated
105
"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
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"Haven't wanted to try another salmon recipe since finding this." – ryan.price

Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs

Rating: 4.7 stars
3091

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.)