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Rosh Hashanah Dinner Menu: Goat Cheese Honey Fondue with Apple Wedges and Toasted Challah Spears

You probably don't eat apples dipped in honey any time of year other than Rosh Hashanah. It's a Holiday Food. There's a reason HFs are only eaten once a year: They're not craveable enough to be eaten more often. There's … Read More

By / August 31, 2007

You probably don't eat apples dipped in honey any time of year other than Rosh Hashanah. It's a Holiday Food. There's a reason HFs are only eaten once a year: They're not craveable enough to be eaten more often. There's something about a mealy raw apple and thick sticky goo that doesn't quite marry. (Apples and honey cooked together in desserts are another story.) But this dish is perhaps the most significant on the table, more widely associated with the holiday than any other. It represents the wish for a sweet new year. Read more about the significance of this Jewish tradition at Aish.com. Chabad.org further explains the significance of the sweet flavors.

Since you can't omit it, make it fabulous, like this fondue recipe. The flavor of the honey pops alongside spices like black pepper and cumin, and the presentation is lovely. Better yet, a fondue pot is optional, since the honey helps it maintain a gooey consistency. I find toasted challah spears make for a prettier presentation, but they're just as yummy untoasted. If you decide to toast them be careful! They burn faster than any bread I've ever seen.

Click here to retun to the Rosh Hashanah dinner table for more symbolic dishes.

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