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?

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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.

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

Balsamic apple date challah

Brown sugar challah with pomegranate glaze from My Name is Yeh

Coffee cake challah

Brown sugar cinnamon swirl challah from The Little Ferraro Kitchen

Chocolate cranberry challah

Chocolate walnut challah from The Little Ferraro Kitchen

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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

round challah

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