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desserts & sweets

Honey Snap Biscuits

Recipe by Lisa Goldberg

Honey Snap Biscuits

These are the most delightful, simple-to-make and—best of all—easy-to-eat honey snap biscuits, perfect for Rosh Hashanah (or any time of year). Huge thanks to Carolyn Levitt in Perth for sharing her great recipe with us. We hope to put the recipe in our fourth book—sweet only—due out in 2019. Both the dough and the biscuits

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Pulled Apple Strudel

Recipe by Sherry Schweitzer

Pulled Apple Strudel

On a rainy Tuesday, I set out to create the dough of my mother’s tales. She often bragged that my grandmother, Esther Weinstein, a Russian immigrant all of five feet tall and the owner of the Pittsburgh delicatessen that bore her name, made strudel dough for the restaurant on her dining room table, where she

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Apple Pie Cookies

Recipe by Judith Rontal

Apple Pie Cookies

Turn your favorite apple pie into a cookie for a new spin on the old-time classic! With bites of juicy apples throughout and pops of spicy cinnamon, these cookies are a great addition to your Rosh Hashanah feast.

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Bee’s Sneeze Nuggets

Recipe by Dorie Greenspan

Bee’s Sneeze Nuggets

These were inspired by a drink served at Booker and Dax, a cocktail bar in New York City. When my friend Rebekah ordered the Bee’s Sneeze, I looked at the ingredient list, took a sip and immediately wanted to turn it into a cookie. While the gin wasn’t obvious cookie material, everything else in the

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Apple Berry Crisp

Recipe by Doron Petersan

Apple Berry Crisp

Nothing says fall (and Rosh Hashanah/the High Holiday season) quite like apples. Instead of fussy double-crust apple pie, let your guests have some fun with mini individual crisps in ramekins. Best of all, this recipe is pareve and vegan, and if you use certified gluten-free oats, it can check all the boxes and be gluten-free,

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Dutch Apple and Honey Crostada

Recipe by Lauren Katz

Dutch Apple and Honey Crostada

This is a super easy yet impressive dessert for Rosh Hashanah. Make it pareve by using a shortening-based pie crust recipe or pareve store-bought refrigerated dough. In keeping with the season, use local apples from an apple-picking excursion or the farmers market.

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Tahini and Honey Cake

Recipe by Vered Guttman

Tahini and Honey Cake

Tired of traditional honey cakes? Here’s one that has a distinctly Israeli flavor, thanks to the addition of tahini and cardamom. As with any pound cake, this cake’s flavor deepens and improves over time, so prepare it a day or two in advance. Make it pareve by using oil instead of butter and dairy-free chocolate

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Mama Chia Parfait with Herbed Compote and Almond Crumbles

Recipe by Jodi Balis

Mama Chia Parfait with Herbed Compote and Almond Crumbles

Here is one food ritual I love offering new moms. Each ingredient in this seder-inspired food ritual and sweet treat honors mom, family and community and is to be savored. (It’s delicious for non-mothers, too!) A Post-Birth Food Ritual for Mothers May you find balance and healing. May you be grounded. May you find moments

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Hot Gingerbread Cake with Egg Sauce

Recipe by Lisa Goldberg

Hot Gingerbread Cake with Egg Sauce

Recipe contributed by Gloria Jacobson Pink. We understand why this is Gloria’s grandchildren’s favorite cake. And why they love the egg sauce almost more than the cake! We had never heard of egg sauce, but once we tasted it, we were sold. Gloria’s original recipe calls for molasses instead of golden syrup. Over many conversations

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