L’Shanah Tovah! Sunday, September 25th is the start of the Jewish New year, Rosh Hashanah. And it is traditional to bring in the New Year with something sweet, so you can have a sweet New Year. The common tradition are apples and honey, simple and sweet, but there are a few other foods that are also traditional and symbolic for the New Year, including beets, black eyed peas and dates.
For your celebratory pleasure, I’m sharing dishes that can be made for your Rosh Hashanah party. And it doesn’t stop at just apples and honey!
Apples and Honey: Definitely the most recognized foods to eat for the New Year. Both are sweet and will bring in a sweet New Year!
Easy Apple Strudel by Little Ferraro Kitchen
German Apple Cake by Kitchen Tested
Honey Cake Cupcakes with Caramelized Apples by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
Apples Honey and Goat Cheese Crostini by What Jew Wanna Eat
Parsnip Honey Cake with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting by Busy in Brooklyn
Caramel Apple Upside Down Honey Cake by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
Dates: Similar to beets, the Hebrew word for dates is “t’marim”, similar to “tam” meaning “removal” or “to end”, as in with grievances or enemies.
Chicken with Dates for Rosh Hashanah by Little Ferraro Kitchen
Date Glazed Orange Chicken by Tori Avey
Moroccan Lamb Tagine with Fennel and Dates by A Girl Worth Saving
Jallab (Persian rose and date drink) by Little Ferraro Kitchen
Date Honey Cake by Tori Avey
Pomegranate: Probably one of my favorite things to eat for the New Year, because it is considered a “new fruit”. Meaning that we should eat something that we have not had since it’s last season. Another reason to eat pomegranates, is because it has many seeds, which symbolizes the many mitzvoh that we will do in the coming year.
Pomegranate Cheesecake by Little Ferraro Kitchen
Pomegranate Beet Challah by What Jew Wanna Eat
Pomegranate Coconut Mousse by Pineapple and Coconut
Pomegranate Coleslaw by Busy in Brooklyn
Coconut Rice and Pomegranate Porridge by Cotter Crunch
Pear and Pomegranate Sangria by Little Ferraro Kitchen
Honey Pomegranate Cake by The Nosher
Pomegranate Roasted Vegetables with Tahini by Little Ferraro Kitchen
Black Eyed Peas with Turmeric and Pomegranate by The Nosher
Round Challah: Challahs are not uncommon for Jewish celebrations, but on Rosh Hashanah, challah is specifically baked in a round shape to represent life cycle and continuity.
Brown Sugar Cinnamon Swirl Challah by The Little Ferraro Kitchen
Balsamic Apple Date Challah by The Nosher
Apple Honey Challah by Tori Avey
Marzipan Chllah by My Name is Yeh
Brisket: Because what Jewish holiday doesn’t have brisket?
Slow Cooker Brisket with Red Wine and Onions by Little Ferraro Kitchen
Bourbon and Coffee Braised Brisket with Cranberry Sauce by What Jew Wanna Eat
Smoked Brisket by Pass the Sushi
Pomegranate Brisket Tacos by Kitchen Tested