The Jewish New Year is upon us again, and with that comes the tradition of indulging in sweets and seasonal foods to welcome a sweet new year. It's customary to incorporate flavors like apple, honey, and pomegranate throughout the meal, but, for dessert, it's crucial (and traditional) to end on a sugar explosion.
Bake these recipes this Rosh Hashanah for the sweetest (and lightest) New Year yet. Keep in mind, if you're looking for a dairy-free recipe to follow Jewish dietary laws, swap butter with shortening, canola oil, or vegan butter and choose a plant-based milk to replace cow's milk.
Autumn pears cook down in a delicious honey, orange, and cinnamon mixture.
Get the Recipe: Hibiscus Poached Pear
With only six ingredients, this buttery, honey-filled dessert is a win.
Get the Recipe: Softened Plums With Vanilla Yogurt
Lick your fingers clean of this honey-infused, nutty masterpiece. Replace half of the butter with applesauce to bring the Rosh Hashanah flavors forward.
Get the Recipe: Pecan Sticky Wedges
Apples shine alongside rhubarb in this delicate fall dessert.
Get the Recipe: Mom's Rhubarb-Apple Crisp
Forget salted caramel. Miso brings the same salty twist to the sweet dessert, with an umami finish you didn't know you needed.
Get the Recipe: Miso Caramel-Apple Pie
Whole grain crust and light yogurt combine for a hearty apple treat, with zero New Year guilt.
Get the Recipe: Apple Galette With Vanilla Yogurt Drizzle
Individual hand pies are perfect for little ones, or to freeze for another night.
Get the Recipe: Apple Hand Pies
Buttery, flaky crust underneath and on top of perfectly sliced apples. What else could you want?
Get the Recipe: Double-Crust Apple Pie
Moist cake, crunchy nuts, creamy yogurt, and buttery crumble come together for the best dessert ever.
Get the Recipe: Whole-Grain Apple Cake With Yogurt Cream
The real secret ingredient in this pie isn't even the walnuts—it's the vodka.
Get the Recipe: Walnut-Crusted Apple Pie
Pomegranate juice delivers deep flavor, while the seeds on top double as a fruity bite and burst of color.
Get the Recipe: Pomegranate-Orange Tart With Pistachio Shortbread Crust
This super simple recipe lets apples truly shine, all with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.
Get the Recipe: Hasselback Apples
Gorgeous and sweet, this is a perfect end to your holiday meal.
Get the Recipe: Apple Spice Bundt Cake With Cider Glaze