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50+ Best Desserts for Rosh Hashanah

Kosher.com Staff August 29, 2021

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We think you’ll agree that the phrase, “Shanah Tovah Umetukah”, literally meaning, “have a good and sweet New Year”, can’t truly be fulfilled without some amazing sweet desserts!


That’s why we’re sharing a list of 51 insanely delicious desserts that go far beyond the traditional honey cake. We’re talking Date Roll Cookies, Apple Bourekas with Silan Sesame Drizzle, Apple Strudel Baklava, Silan Ice Cream, and Apple Pie Babka, just to name a few. All delicious, and all perfect for the holiday.


Whether you’re into the traditional, kid-friendly, creative, modern, or just plain reliable, know that the list below of 50+ Best Desserts for Rosh Hashanah will have something for you.


We even created an easy table of contents so you can jump right to the category that you want to visit on this page!


Shanah Tovah U’metukah!





Crumbles and Crisps


Gluten Free

Pies and Tarts




  1. Rosh Hashanah Bundt Cake by Jackie Yesharim

  2. Applesauce Cake with Cream Cheese and Honey Frosting by Julia Turshen

  3. Lemon Olive Oil Honey Cake by Family Table

  4. Honey Pomegranate Trifles by Esty Wolbe

  5. Rosh Hashanah Apple Cake by Carolina Gelen

  6. Honey Caramel Glaze by Family Table

  7. Chocolate Cake with Chocolate-Honey Glaze by Brynie Greisman

  8. Apple Pie Babka by Paula Shoyer

  9. Apple Crumb Cake from the Nitra Cookbook

  10. Apple Cake Miniatures by Eliana Gothold

  11. Upside-Down Apple Honey Cake by Sara Linder

  12. Carrot Apple Mini Cupcakes with Non-Dairy Cream Cheese Icing by Jamie Geller

  13. Pomegranate Glaze Topped with Fresh Fruit by Family Table

  14. How to Make a Perfect Mirror Glaze by Sarah’s Patisserie

  15. The Best Honey “Cake Mix” Hack by Sara and Yossi Goldstein

  16. Plant-Based Jewish Honey Cake by Kenden Alfond

  17. Sunken Apple Cake by The Peppermill

  18. Honey Cake Supreme (Big-Batch) from the Nitra Cookbook

  19. Dip the Apple in the Honey Cake by Rorie Weisberg

  20. Honey Cake with Pomegranate Glaze by Brynie Greisman

  21. Honey Sour Cream Pound Cake by Miriam (Pascal) Cohen

  22. Chocolate Apple Cake by Brynie Greisman

  23. Apricot Orange Cake by Brynie Greisman

  24. Honey Caramel Apple Muffins by Rivky Kleiman

  25. Carrot Ring by Estee Kafra

  26. Apple and Honey Rosh Hashanah Muffins by Renee Muller

  27. Apple Stuffed Spiced Cupcakes by Esty Wolbe


  28. Easy Honey Cookies from the Dining In Cookbook

  29. Caramel Honey Cookies from the Nitra Cookbook

  30. Date Roll Cookies by Sina Mizrahi

  31. Healthy Honey Cookies from the Dining In Cookbook

  32. Bumblebee Sandwich Cookies by Esther Ottensoser

  33. Whole Wheat Honey Cookies from the Nitra Cookbook



  34. Apple Phyllo Cups by Nicole Maman

  35. Apple Bourekas with Silan Sesame Drizzle by Naomi Nachman

  36. Honey Soaked Apple Butter Rugelach with Date-Raisin Filling by Sarah Lasry

  37. Mini Apple Phyllo Stacks by Marilyn Ayalon

  38. Apple Strudel Baklava by Erin Grunstein

    Crumbles and Crisps

  39. Apple-Caramel Streusel Bars by Brynie Greisman

  40. Apple Blueberry Crisp by Brynie Greisman

  41. Custard Apple Streusel Pie by Brynie Greisman

  42. Orange Cran-Apple Crumble by Faigy Grossman


  43. Apple and Honey Granita by Esty Wolbe

  44. Silan Ice Cream by Rorie Weisberg

  45. Pomegranate Granita by Nechama Norman

    Gluten Free

  46. Salted Caramel Apple Crisp by Celeste Hackel

  47. Grilled Apples with Candied Pecans and Spiced Honey by Under The Hood

  48. Honey Cake by Elky Friedman


    Pies and Tarts

  49. Apple Rose Pie by Jackie Yesharim

  50. Apple Pizza Tart by Paula Shoyer

  51. Seasons of a Pastry Chef – Apple Phyllo Tart by Janie Chazanoff

Now that you have your dessert selected, you may want to review our post on the best dinner recipes for Rosh Hashanah as well!