While everyone else is gearing up for pumpkin spice lattes, us Jews are stocking our pantries with pomegranates and honey while rifling through cookbooks to find our grandmother’s prized brisket recipe.
Whether you’re hosting a Rosh Hashanah dinner for the first time or attending someone else’s, we rounded up a list of the most essential and delicious recipes for your New Year meal. So if you can’t find bubbe’s famed brisket, never fear! We got you.
If you want to be the hostess with the mostest, you best whip up some of these scrumptious appetizers to nosh on before the big meal. Check them out here.
Are you vegan? Is there a vegan coming to your Rosh Hashanah dinner? Be prepared with one of these vegetable-forward dishes. Peruse them here.
Cooking brisket might seem daunting, but it’s actually hard to fuck up. From the classic “Jewish American” brisket to a sweet and sour flavor, check out a variety of Rosh Hashanah meat recipes here.
Pomegranate and Honey Chicken
This pomegranate and honey glazed chicken recipe is Rosh Hashanah in a dish. Try the recipe here.
Vegan Maple Fig Rosemary Challah
Upgrade your challah game with this deluxe recipe. Find it here.
This apple bread recipe is scrumptious and actually healthy. Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself here.
Applesauce Cake with Cream Cheese and Honey Frosting
This dessert is basically manna from heaven. If you’re a cream cheese lover, try the recipe here.
Mini Honey Cakes
These adorable bite-sized cakes are actually biscuits dipped in honey syrup! They take a while to make, so you’ll need to make them a week before Rosh Hashanah. Try them here.
Apples & Honey Bourbon Crisp
Yes, we’re aware of the uneven ratio of High Holiday dessert recipes on this list. No, we don’t care. How are you supposed to usher in a sweet New Year without a dessert like this apple and honey bourbon crisp?! Try it here.
Apples and Honey Punch
You’re going to need a solid drink to wash down all the brisket and sweets from your banging Rosh Hashanah dinner. This cocktail recipe will do the trick. Find it here.
A Carribbean Rosh Hashanah
Part of the beauty of a Rosh Hashanah meal is honoring your family’s unique culture and traditions. “I’m going to cook plantains and collard greens, spicy soup with matzah balls, jerk chicken, and curried potatoes. They’re simple dishes that I took for granted as a child, but after experiencing them through a new perspective and building upon them with my grandmother, they mean the world to me.” —Nylah Burton
Read the full essay: Bringing My Grandmother’s Caribbean Dishes to My Rosh Hashanah Table