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High Holidays Recipes

These recipes are drawn from articles that have been published on our site over the years. They are organized by holiday, and by type (savory, sweet, seder).

For quick explanations of Jewish foods, see A Jewish Food Cheat Sheet.

ROSH HASHANAH RECIPES

Savory recipes:

Artichoke appetizer

Bacalao (salted cod)

Black-eyed peas, Egyptian, with cilantro

Bean and beef stew with spinach essence, Tunisian (t'fina aux epinards)

Brisket, sweet and tangy

Brisket with chestnuts

Bulgur chickpea salad

Chicken soup with eggs (tfaia)

Eggplant fritters with honey

Fish, broiled, with cumin (samak al kamoun)

Harissa

Mock chopped liver

Moroccan couscous soup

One-Pot Chicken Tbeet

Onion noodle kugel

Pomegranate ice cream

Spinach, orange and pomegranate salad

Squash and apricot puree (hlou)

String beans with garlic butter

Tortilla Española

Veal breast, braised and stuffed

Vegetable soup

 

Honey CakeSweet recipes:

Apple hallah

Apple spice cake

Carrot cake with lemon glaze (vegan)

Chocolate cupcakes (vegan)

Chocolate mousse topping (vegan)

Coconut (toasted) cupcakes (vegan)

Coconut pecan fudge frosting (vegan)

Compote, maple-flavored quince and raspberry

Dates, almond-stuffed and chocolate-covered

High Holiday Cocktails

Honey cake

Honey cake, chocolate velvet

Honey cake (vegan)

Honeyed cigares with date-pomegranate filling

Kugel, Indian-inspired pineapple coconut

Lemon glaze (vegan)

Orange cake

Pumpkin (Jack-o-lantern) compote

Pumpkin bread, Sephardic

Salad dressing, sweet

Tsimmes, caramelized onion and carrot, with candied ginger

 

Some Sephardic families have a brief seder, similar in form to the Passover seder, prior to their Rosh Hashanah meal. For more, see Date the New Year with the Symbolic Foods of the Seder. The following are links to recipes for the different dishes of the seder:

Dates

Pomegranate

Apples in honey

String beans

Pumpkin or gourd

Spinach or beetroot leaves

Leeks or scallion

 

YOM KIPPUR RECIPES

Savory recipes:

Artichoke dip

Bagel and cheese strata

Bread, Yom Kippur (il bollo)

Cheese fingers

Cheese strata

Chicken breast patties with celery fingers (pizzette di petto di pollo coi sedani)

Chicken breasts, poached, and tomatoes

Fennel, Jewish-style (finnocchi alla guida)

Hallah

Lentils "hummus-style," with pomegranate and mint and toasted Za'atar matzahs

Red snapper, Jewish-style (triglie all'ebraica)

Rice, foolproof

Roasted autumn root vegetables

Salmon mold

Tea, fast and fragrant

Whitefish and fennel salad

 

Sweet recipes:

Apple cake

Apple crumb coffee cake

Apples, baked and stuffed

Apple tea

Apricot blintzes with toasted pistachios and yogurt cream

Blueberry muffins

Noodle kugel

Peach buttermilk kugel

Pear-cherry gratin

Pomegranate-orange sunset cocktail

Hebrew for "Head of the Year," the Jewish New Year. With Yom Kippur, known as the High Holy Days. Hebrew for "Day of Atonement," the final of ten Days of Awe that begin with Rosh Hashanah. Occurs during the fall and is marked by a 24-hour fast. One of the most important Jewish holidays. Of the culture of Jews with family origins in Spain, Portugal or North Africa. The spring holiday commemorating the Exodus of the Jews from slavery in Egypt. The Hebrew name is "Pesach." Hebrew for "order," refers to the traditional course of events, or service, surrounding the Passover and Tu Bishvat meals.
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