honey apple challah

Rosh Hashanah begins tomorrow evening. PBS Food shares recipes to celebrate the holiday featuring the symbolic ingredients of apples and honey for a “sweet new year.”

Apple Honey Challah

Apples are dipped in honey during Rosh Hashanah to signify our hope for a “sweet new year.” This challah is sweet, but not overly so. It’s the perfect accompaniment to your holiday meal.

Kale, Pear and Cranberry Salad

This seasonal side dish is a healthy addition to the holiday table, and provides a touch of the required “sweetness” for the holiday. The combination of massaged kale with ripe and sweet autumn pears, dried cranberries and toasted pine nuts makes healthy eating a pleasure.

Pomegranate Glazed Salmon

Pomegranates are generally recognized as the “new fruit” of the Rosh Hashanah holiday. Pomegranate molasses combined with a salted brown sugar crust caramelizes and infuses this salmon dish with a wonderful teriyaki-like flavor.

Dairy-Free Saffron Scalloped Potatoes

In certain Sephardic Jewish communities, dishes made with saffron grace the Rosh Hashanah table because their gold color evokes joy and happiness. These Dairy-Free Saffron Scalloped Potatoes are made with full-fat coconut milk and saffron to create a creamy, golden sauce reminiscent of traditional melted cheese sauce. Whether you’re vegan, lactose intolerant, keeping kosher or just watching your dairy intake, these potatoes will add a special flavor to your holiday meal.

Rum and Coffee Brisket

This ultra tender, savory brisket is slowly cooked in a mixture of broth, rum and dark espresso-blend coffee. With onions, garlic, and red peppers added for a very subtle sweetness, this brisket is incredibly flavorful.

Honey Apple Cupcakes

This recipe offers a great opportunity to get kids involved in preparing for the holiday meal. Teach them about the symbolic ingredients while you mix, bake and decorate together. Includes free printable decorations.