Rosh Hashanah 2018 is Sunday, September 9th

Easy to prepare Rosh Hashanah Recipes

There are many recipes for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, that have sweet things in them. Rosh Hashanah, which is the Jewish New Year, falls on the first and day of Tishrei on the Jewish calendar and lasts for two days. This Jewish holiday falls sometime between early September and early October on the Gregorian calendar.


Easy Rosh Hashanah Recipes


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The recipes for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, include sweet foods such as honey, apples, and carrots. It is a tradition for Jews to dip apples into honey and wish each other "L'Shanah Tovah Tikatevuh" may you be written in for a good year (in G-d's Book of Life).

Jews also eat a round loaf of bread called challah. The round shape means several things, such as the world (because this is when G-d created the world), a crown, or the circle of life (life goes on and on). The challah is also made with honey and raisins.

The following Rosh Hashanah recipes are easy to prepare and are from my own personal recipe box. Be sure to adjust the amounts to serve the number of guests at your table.

Myrna's Noodle Pudding (Dairy)


3 eggs

1-8 ounce package cream cheese

1 cup sour cream

1/4 cup butter

1 cup sugar

Beat all of the above together.

Add 3/4 cup cooked medium noodles and pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan


About 1 1/2 cups crushed corn flakes, 1/2 stick butter (melted), 1/2 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Combine ingredients and place on top. Place in the refrigerator for a minimum of 12 hours. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.

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This decorative 9 x 13 baking pan also comes in red and cream and would look beautiful on your table with this delicious noodle pudding.

Here is a main course recipe.

Pineapple Chicken


2 frying chickens, cut up

1 8 1/2 can crushed pinepple

1/4 up maple syrup

1/4 teaspoon ginger

1/4 cup oil

2 Tablespoons soy sauce

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 tsp salt

Place chicken, skin side down, in a shallow pan Combine the rest of the ingredients and pour over the chicken. Bake a 375 degrees for 55 minutes, basting and turning.

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This Faberware Roasting Pan is perfect for your holiday chicken and for your everyday cooking.

Here is another sweet chicken recipe you may want to prepare for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

California Chicken


2-3 pounds chicken parts

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 can thawed frozen orange juice

1 cup corn flake crumbs

1/4 teaspoon crushed oregano

1 cup water

1 cup chopped onion

Combine orange juice, water an onion in a bowl. Add chicken and marinate for at least two hours. Mix together remaining ingredients and coat the chicken in them. Place chicken in a shallow baking dish and pour cold marinade around it. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.

Here is one of my family's favorite Rosh Hashanah recipes.

Mommymommymommy's Sweet Potato Pie


3-5 pounds sweet potatoes

Maple syrup

Brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 -1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2-1 stick butter or parve margarine

One bag mini marshmallows

Peel potatoes and cut into small pieces. Boil in water until fork tender. Drain and place in a mixing bowl. Beat until there are no more lumps. Add vanilla and cinnamon.

Here's your part-add the maple syrup and brown sugar a little at a time until it is sweet enough for you.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, add mini marshmallows on top, bake another 10-15 minutes until the marshmallows are golden brown.

A traditional recipe Jewish Apple Cake. There are many variations on this recipe. Here is one:

Jewish Apple Cake


3 cups flour

2 cups sugar

1 cup oil

4 eggs

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

Juice of one orange

5 large apples

2 teaspoons cinnamon

5 Tablespoons sugar

Grease and flour a 9 inch tube pan. Pell and slice apples into thin wedges. Mix with cinnamon and sugar. Measure first six ingredients and mix well. Pour about half of the batter into the pan and arrange half the apple slices on top. Add the rest of the batter and top with the rest of the apple mixture. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 1 1/2 hours.


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I have owned this Nordic Ware Star of David pan for many years. I use it as a bundt pan for my holiday cakes, even my Passover sponge cake! You can use this for Shabbat or any Jewish holiday that you wish to bake for.

This other dessert recipe for Rosh Hashanah is a sweet way to end the holiday meal.

Honey Cake


2 cups honey

1 cup sugar

4 eggs

1 cup nuts or walnuts

2 teaspoons allspice

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 pound butter or parve margarine

2/3 cup cold coffee

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 teaspoons baking powder

4 cups flour

Stir flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda together. Cream butter and sugar, beat in eggs one at a time. Beat in honey, coffee and spices. Gradually stir in flour mixture and nuts. Grease a 9 x 13 pan and line with parchment paper. Bake 1 to 1 1/2 hours at 325 degrees until browned.

These classic recipes for Rosh Hashanah will fill your holiday table and your guests with abundantly good food. Chag sameach!