Sweet Desserts to Bring in the Jewish New Year
One of the many traditions of Rosh Hashanah is dipping apples into honey, an act that symbolizes the promise of having a sweet new year. For many people, this tradition harkens back to their early days, gathering around a holiday table with family. In honor of the beginning of the High Holy Days, many people enjoy reveling in the sweetness that the upcoming Jewish New Year can bring. If your desire to take the sweetness of honey a step further, consider these sweet desserts to share around your table.
Honey Ricotta Cheesecake
Honey Ricotta Cheesecake features a buttery crust made from an unexpected ingredient – biscotti! This decadent crust is then filled with a creamy ricotta and tangy cream cheese filling that is naturally sweetened with honey and orange zest. This is something that is very easy to make and offers guests a bit of a “zing” from traditional recipes.
Peach Tarts with Honey and Thyme
While summer may be over, some of the best fruits for desserts are still available on grocery store shelves. Stone fruits are late summer fruits that are great for tarts and other dessert recipes. One such dish is a Peach Tart with Honey and Thyme. A tart is very easy to make with only five ingredients, including peaches tossed with honey and a tart drizzled with honey after baking. This is a simple dessert that virtually anyone can make.
Honey Vanilla Pound Cake
Pound cake is a well-liked dessert that is great for taking along when visiting with friends and family. This dense cake can be sweetened with sugar and honey to help evoke the holiday tradition. This loaf is easy to make and a simple dessert that can be paired with almost anything. When contributing to another’s dessert spread, this is the perfect, non-complicated addition that everyone will enjoy.
Honey Almond Lace Cookies
Cookies are always welcome on a dessert spread and these sweet cookies are perfect for your holiday celebration. Honey Almond Lace Cookies are made with a flourless batter of brown sugar, sliced almonds, butter, and honey that give them a thin, holey appearance. The cookies can then be dipped in chocolate or left as is for a simple, delicious dessert that is easy to make and to display.