Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah Recipes

September  7, 2010

Here's a sampling of some modern dishes to make your Rosh Hashanah celebration memorable and usher in the sweetness of the year to come.

If you have Rosh Hashanah recipes or traditions you'd like to share, please let us know!

  • Roasted Plum Tsimmes with Honey-Cider Reduction  Heirloom Carrot Salad with Dates, Almonds and Herbs 

  • Roasted Plum Tsimmes with Honey-Cider Reduction
  • A pile of carrots destined for Heirloom Carrot Salad with Dates, Almonds and Herbs

Sandy Smith adds ginger and plums to spice things up in her Roasted Plum Tsimmes with Honey-Cider ReductionThe addition of dates in Heirloom Carrot Salad with Dates, Almonds and Herbs from Aliwaks are a sweet and soft contrast to the crunchy nuts. And contest winner Moroccan Carrot Salad with Harissa from Cordelia puts a North African twist on the traditional side dish. 

  • Roasted Chicken with Honey, Lemon and Rosemary  Wine and Honey Salmon  

  • Roasted Chicken with Honey, Lemon and Rosemary
  • Wine and Honey Salmon

No new year would be complete without melt-in-your-mouth brisket, preferably highly seasoned and slow-cooked like Mommy Elly's Brisket by melissav. If you're looking for something to signify the sweetness of the year to come, try Roasted Chicken with Honey, Lemon and Rosemary or Wine and Honey Salmon, two great recipes from aargersi. For a hearty one-dish idea, try Helenthenanny's recipe for The Jewish Texan's Hoppin' John, where Ashkenazi and Cajun traditions combine.

  • Dandelion, Persimmon and Medjool Date Salad  Cool Rise Challah    

  • Dandelion, Persimmon and Medjool Date Salad
  • Cool Rise Challah

RellaBellaK's recipe for Twice Baked Sweet Potato & Parsnip Mash with Pecan Streusel Topping is hearty enough to stand up to brisket, but for a lighter side try Dandelion, Persimmon and Medjool Date Salad by Food Blogga.

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Not My Grandmother's Chopped Chicken Liver by MrsWheelbarrow is always a welcome addition to the holiday meal (then again, when is chopped liver ever NOT welcome?). 

And if for some reason you don't devour all of Bria'Cool Rise Challah in one sitting, fry it up the next morning for Kayb's prize-winning French toast!

  • The Perfect Apple Cake  Ruggelach

  • The Perfect Apple Cake
  • Ruggelach

It's likely that everyone will bring over something sweet, but if they don't (or if you're the one doing the "bringing"), go for a sophisticated take on one of the holiday's most popular desserts with The Perfect Apple Cake by Becky. Use the last of summer's bounty with Late Summer Plum Cake from JSCooks. Even though it's not traditionally reserved for Rosh Hashanah, would anyone really get upset if you showed up with a box of homemade ruggelach from deensiebat? We think not.


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JoanG September 8, 2010
Thanks so much for pulling together these recipes to honor our New Year's celebration. The recipes look and sound great. I traditionally make a creamy/crunch noodle kugel for our dinner, along with chicken soup, tzimmes, and chicken.
MrsWheelbarrow September 7, 2010
Thank you for including my Chopped Liver recipe. L'Shana Tova!
Helenthenanny September 7, 2010
thank you so much for the shout out!!!! and happy new year! good luck with all that atoning!
Adam September 7, 2010
Our family friends love my mom's matzo ball soup so much that she makes it on Rosh Hashana so we can all get our fix, I wish she'd give us a latke teaser.

Tsimmos has always been a point of contention in my family between my mom and grandmothers. They each claim to make it correctly but each has a slightly different twist (all three contain beef, yams, carrots and prunes).If you bring up another recipe in their presence they get defensive. Would the plum tsimmos recipe in this post end our familial battle? More importantly, would it work with chunks of beef?

healthierkitchen September 7, 2010
Adam - is your Mom's soup anything like my mother's? Check it out on my profile page. My family does tsimmes with flanken, but without prunes, though this year since it's so early and so warm, I think I will try Sandy Smith's version with the fresh plums!
theicp September 7, 2010
Great ideas - thanks!