Pictured: Apple Nachos
Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) is among my favorite holidays. And, I'll be honest with you, it's because I have a sweet tooth and I love the food that we eat, and the symbolism behind it! On Rosh Hashanah, we eat both sweet and rich foods, symbolizing happiness and prosperity, such as round challah bread (instead of the typical braided one) to celebrate continuity and the circle of life, and pomegranate seeds to represent an abundance of good deeds to come.
Of all the classic holiday foods associated with Rosh Hashanah, none are as universal as honey and apples, which remind us of the Garden of Eden and the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve.
Each year, kids love to dip their own apple wedges in a bowl of gooey honey. This year, it's time for the grown-ups to get a little more creative with apples and honey, as follows:
Pink Pearl Tart: A delicious and gorgeous way to enjoy apples and honey.
Apple Nachos: This recipe doesn't technically call for honey, but it should. So feel free to add it!
Apple and honey madeleines: These madeleines are delicious dipped in coffee or tea.
Grilled Apples with Cheese and Honey: Dessert meets the cheese plate when you drizzle grilled apples and flavorful cheese with honey and toasted pecans for a quick and healthy appetizer.
Fontina, Walnut, Apple and Honey Grilled Cheese: It's super easy to make and incredibly delicious. You could pair it with a salad to serve as a complete lunch but it was divine with a cup of coffee
Chicken and Apples in Honey Mustard Sauce: Simple and quick chicken breast with apples cooked in broth, with a honey mustard sauce.
Apple, Pear and Gin Cocktail: Raise a glass to the new year with this delicious cocktail!
Want to pick some apples just in time for Rosh Hashanah, that can be used to make some of these delicious recipes? Come to our Community Apple Picking on Sunday, September 17, from 1pm - 3pm at Stribling Orchard. Get ready for school and Rosh Hashanah with an afternoon of picking delicious apples to go with your honey! Bring a picnic and enjoy breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains while learning about the Jewish New Year. Enjoy PJ Library® stories and making fun apple crafts, then go out and pick apples at this 8th generation orchard. Do a mitzvah (good deed) and donate a portion of your picked apples to Food for Others, a local food pantry in Fairfax. Remember to bring a hat, sunscreen, and a snack. Please register by September 13. Program and entrance to orchard free. You pay for your own apples. Contact Jennifer.DeAngelis@jccnv.org for more details.