Multiple Challahs

12 Sweet Challah Recipes for the Jewish New Year

There's nothing quite like that first slice of Rosh Hashanah challah, drizzled generously with honey, to put a smile on your face.

There’s nothing quite like that first slice of Rosh Hashanah challah, drizzled generously with honey, to put a smile on your face. But what if that slice of challah was drenched in pomegranate glaze? Or stuffed with brown sugar and cinnamon? Or topped with buttery crumb topping?

The addition of pomegranates or dates to your challah is a way to incorporate symbolic foods, outside of the well-known apples and honey tradition, into your High Holiday festivities. Most of the challahs on this list are round, another symbolic choice for Rosh Hashanah, signifying the eternal cycle of life. 

If you’re not a regular challah baker, the High Holidays are a great time to give challah a try  — it’s easier than it looks, and no scented candle can rival the smell of challah baking in the oven. There’s a wide world of creative sweet challahs out there, and it’s our mission to bring our friends (you guys) the sweetest, most carb-laden Rosh Hashanah celebration we possibly can. Because what says New Year better than a new twist on a classic?

Here are 12 of our favorite sweet challah recipes for you to try!

Balsamic apple date challah

Coffee cake challah

Brown sugar cinnamon swirl challah from The Little Ferraro Kitchen

Chocolate cranberry challah

Chocolate walnut challah from The Little Ferraro Kitchen

Chocolate walniut Challah

Date honey stuffed challah with cardamom from Joy of Kosher

Honey whole wheat challah

Cinnamon sugar challah from Susie Fishbein

Apples and honey challah from May I Have that Recipe

Pull-apart guava and cheese stuffed challah

Pumpkin pie spiced challah from Joy of Kosher

Plum and rosemary challah

round challahs

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