As you prepare for the Jewish New Year and welcoming family and friends to celebrate, it can be easy to get overwhelmed planning the brisket and sides, leaving the best part of the meal – dessert – to the last-minute. Don’t let that happen this year! We have some fun, easy, and elegant ideas to make your dessert table the star of your Rosh Hashanah meal and celebration.
- Get help from ready-made desserts. You don’t have to make dessert for it to be delicious and look fancy. For instance, our seasonal Rosh Hashanah candy board, is the perfect centerpiece for your dessert table and you don’t have to lift a finger! The cute sour gummy apples and flavors of fall make this sweet candy board a colorful and playful dessert offering. Surround the beautifully designed and hand-crafted board with a tray of apples and honey, a storebought apple cake, and some cookies.
- Lean on your kitchen appliances. While your oven is busy braising the brisket, use your air fryer to make simple baked apples. Halve and core the apples, sprinkle them with a little sugar and cinnamon and bake them for about 20 minutes until tender. You can present them on a platter and then offer up bowls of various toppings for people to create their own apple desserts. We think whipped cream, oatmeal crumble, vanilla ice cream, and caramel sauce are great options.
- Variety is key. While we know that apple and honey cakes are classic desserts for Rosh Hashanah, you don’t have to stick to that. Having something chocolate can be nice to change it up a bit. We also like having different textures available on a Rosh Hashanah dessert table. Consider a sweet candy board full of sweet and sour chewy yumminess, some crunchy spiced cookies, and then a moist chocolate cake to be the stars of your Rosh Hashanah dessert table. This way, there’s something to satisfy every sweet tooth.
- Take home desserts. After a large meal, sometimes you don’t have room for dessert right away. Why not pack take-home dessert boxes for each family unit that attends your Rosh Hashanah celebration? You can even ship some to out-of-town family and friends as a new year gift. The small version of our seasonal Rosh Hashanah candy board makes an elegant and delectable addition to a take-home box or the perfect stand-alone candy gram.
We hope these ideas for your Rosh Hashanah dessert table help you bring in a sweet new year with a little less work and lot more sweet treats. Shana tovah!