Every year, Rosh Hashanah comes around and it’s time to dig out all the apple and honey recipes to fill the new year with everything sweet. There are various beliefs as to where the apples and honey traditions originated, but for now, let’s just embrace them with this roundup of delicious apple recipes that are perfect for the New Year! Want to see which types of apples work best for certain recipes? Click HERE! If you want every course of Rosh Hashanah dinner to be apple-based, check out these recipes for a multi-course apple meal!

Image of hands holding an apple cake

MyJewishLearning Apple Cake

Everyone loves a great honey cake for Rosh Hashanah, but what about apple cake? This Apple cake can also be poured into cups for muffins, or made into healthier options by replacing flour with either whole wheat flour or ground flax seeds. Either way, it’s sure to be a beloved dessert option!

image of apple honey Bundt cakeAllRecipes Apple Honey Bundt Cake

For our Bundt cake lovers out there, we’ve got you covered! And why not include both apples AND honey? This apple honey Bundt cake is everything you’re looking for in a Rosh Hashanah dessert and has great reviews! As long as you have some time to spare, this is a perfect desert choice to put your Rosh Hashanah sweet tooth at ease!

image of gluten free apple cakeNosher Gluten Free Apple Cake

Our celiac friends deserve apple cake too! We couldn’t share this many apple cakes without including at least one great gluten free option. This cake may be missing the main ingredient of flour, but that certainly doesn’t stop it from being just as melt-in-your-mouth delicious as any other dessert! We think those without a gluten intolerance just might enjoy this recipe as well.

image of Apple Cinnamon ChallahKosher.com Apple Cinnamon Challah

While on the topic of baked goods, we figured it was time to throw an apple challah into the mix. This apple cinnamon recipe will definitely be a Rosh Hashanah dinner staple year after year. With apples, cinnamon, and honey, this sweet treat will hit the spot for anyone looking for a tasty twist to challah. We think it can even be a flavor all year long – especially in the fall!

image of apple noodle kugelChabad.org Apple Noodle Kugel

Now that we’ve gotten challah and dessert out of the way, perhaps it’s time to focus on an apple side dish. Everyone loves a good kugel; add apples to it and BAM! it’s a Rosh Hashanah recipe. It fits in perfectly as a slightly sweet side dish with nearly any main course and it’s dipped in cornflakes, so what’s not to love?

image of a pomegranate, apple, date saladLaaLoosh Pomegranate Apple Date Salad

Many Rosh Hashanah dinner tables are going to have some form of vegetable on them. Why not make it an apple, pomegranate, date salad? This recipe has so many things to love and combines sweet, salty, and savory for the perfect mouthwatering creation. The best  part is it can accompany just about everything perfectly to complete a family dinner.

Image of apple & honey mustard chickenApple and Honey-Mustard Chicken

One may not think apples and chicken pair well, but we’re here to tell you that it is possible and they work well together! If you’re already preparing chicken for your Rosh Hashanah meal, you might as well gather up all the leftover apples and extra honey lying around and use them in this recipe! You just may be adding apples to your chicken for more meals after enjoying this unique recipe!

image of rosh hashanah sangriaTori Avey Rosh Hashanah Sangria

This list just wouldn’t be complete without at least one drink recipe, and here is the one we chose. Whether you like to have a drink before dinner, during your meal, or after eating, this sangria is perfect for a sweet new year. It has all the key Rosh Hashanah ingredients: apples, honey, and pomegranate, but can obviously be enjoyed all year long.

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