If there’s one food that stands out to me when I think of Rosh Hashanah, it would have to be apples dipped in honey. It is a traditional part of the holiday that represents our hope for a sweet new year to come.
For my Rosh Hashanah menu this year, I tried to think of ways I could incorporate apples dipped in honey in a unique and special way. I found that there are so many directions you can go in– honey cake with apples, apple monkey bread with honey glaze, baked apples with honey drizzle etc.–all of which were tempting, but weren’t quite what I was looking for.
In the end, I decided to keep this traditional pairing true to itself. I am not into wacky new ways of introducing a classic. I wanted to stay true to the original way we eat apples and honey with a slight twist.
How do you do this you ask? By simply turning them into pops and adding an array of colorful and flavorful toppings! With my Creamed Honey Apple Dippers you are still participating in the tradition, while having lots of fun at the same time. I included a variety of different toppings that adults and children will adore!
This would also make a great school or at home project for little ones to learn about simanim for the holiday. Not to mention that these Creamed Honey Apple Dippers are also a great year-round snack!
Who says caramel and peanut butter dipped apples are the only fun ways to eat apples? These Creamed Honey Apple Dippers make a great contender for an after school (or after work?) snack as well! Just swap the usual caramel and peanut butter for honey! Healthy, easy and delicious!
You can learn more about simanim HERE.
Here is a step by step guide for you 🙂
I like to lay everything that I will need out in front of me. Makes for a quicker and cleaner process.
Here are all the toppings I enjoy using. I like to use a mix of toppings that both adults and children will enjoy! I also encourage using cupcake liners to hold the toppings in. They provide a shallow and moveable holder-which makes dipping really easy, especially for kids. They also make for my kind of cleanup, or lack of that is!
Any lollipop stick will work well, although I love these rock candy sticks! They add a bit more flare than ordinary sticks.
One special ingredient that shouldn’t be overlooked for this “recipe” is the creamed honey. It provides a distinct honey flavor with a creamier and thicker consistency. Perfect for apple dipping, and perfect for trying a new type of honey this holiday! You can find creamed honey at Trader Joe’s.
Insert sticks into apple wedges.
Here comes the fun part…
Dip into creamed honey.
Then dip into toppings! Place on a plate until ready to eat! 🙂
- 4 apples
- 1 can lemon soda or seltzer with fresh lemon juice
- Creamed honey or regular honey
- Shredded coconut
- Halva, cut into small pieces
- Cookie crumbs
- Chopped peanuts
- Caramel Chips
- Dried Cranberries
- You will also need:
- Lollipop sticks
- Cut apples into wedges. You can use an apple corer to make it even easier.
- Pour soda into a large bowl, and soak the apples into it for about five minutes. The apples will not absorb any soda flavor. The soda simply prevents the apples from turning brown.
- Once the apples have soaked, you can now dry them with a paper towel and insert the sticks into the apple wedges.
- Now's the fun part- we start assembling the pops!
- Place the toppings in either individual shallow bowls, or cupcake liners. Dip the apples in honey, and then in desired topping. Place prepared apple pops on a plate until ready to eat!
Bamba crumbles (peanut butter snack)
White chocolate chips
Chocolate wafer crumbles
Banana chip pieces
Chocolate chip cookie crumbles
Graham cracker crumbs
Chocolate candy bar pieces
Chocolate covered pretzel pieces
You can find creamed honey at Trader Joe's.