Mini Apple and Honey Tarts and a Rosh Hashanah Blog Party

Giveaway Closed!

It’s hard to believe that this entire party was conceptualized and came to this point in such a short time! About a week and a half ago, on Twitter, my friend Jessie (who happens to be one of my food photography heroes!) and I were talking about the upcoming holiday of Rosh Hashanah, and how we should do something fun to celebrate the occasion on our blogs. I don’t think at that point that we imagined that it would be this big or popular, but here’s the scoop:

What: A Rosh Hashanah Blog Party

When: Right now!

Where: here, and a whole bunch of awesome blogs. Scroll down past the recipe for the list!

What else: Lots! Firstly, the event is hosted by myself and Jessie and sponsored by Kitchen Aid. We hope to have more Holiday Blog Parties in the future, so if you’re a Jewish blogger and interested in joining, email (You don’t have to be a food blogger to join, just willing to post a holiday themed recipe!)

To kick off the celebration, Levana Kirschenbaum is giving away a copy of her fabulous new book, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen to three lucky winners. Limit one entry per reader per blog so click over to the other participating blogs below for your chance at additional entries! Giveaway ends 5 am eastern time on September 11th, 2012.
To Enter the Giveaway: Leave a comment on this post telling me what you will be cooking this year for Rosh Hashanah.
Prize is sponsored by Levana and available to readers from all blogs participating in the Rosh Hashanah Blog Party. Prize can only be shipped within the US.

If you want to learn more about Rosh Hashanah, click here to read about it on Aish.


Now, about the recipe that is special enough for a party like this… Well, for starters, my father tasted it and proclaimed that it’s the best dessert I ever made. Now, that would be an impressive statement at any time, but considering how many desserts I make, that’s extra impressive.

Wanna know what I didn’t tell him? That this was one of the easiest desserts I ever made. I had originally planned to make this just for Rosh Hashanah (after my initial test batch recently.) Then my family fought over the last crumb, and I knew this would be more than a once a year treat.

Mini Apples and Honey Tarts:


3 Tablespoons butter or margarine

3 Tablespoons honey

10 large puff pastry squares

2-3 apples, peeled and sliced very thin

optional raw or demerara sugar, for topping


Preheat oven to 350. Grease a cookie sheet and set aside.

In a small pot, melt together the butter or margarine and honey. Set aside to cool slightly.

Brush a puff pastry square with the honey mixture, then top with thin slices of apple. Fold over the corners to form a square over the apples. Brush the entire top with more of the honey mixture. If desired, top it with sugar. Repeat with remaining squares.

Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and serve warm.


Wait! There’s more! Here’s a list of Jewish bloggers celebrating with Rosh Hashanah themed recipes. You do not want to miss these. I am drooling just reading the list. Click on the links below to see the recipes, and tell them Miriam sent you! (Also, remember that you can enter to win the cookbook once per blog, so click on over to the following for more chances at winning!)

Challah and Bread:

Marlene of The Jewish Hostess made Apple Challah
Amanda of The Challah Blog made Pomegranate Challah
Shelly of The Kosher Home made Apple, Honey and Pomegranate Challah!
Sides, Salads and Starters:
Sarah of Food, Words, Photos made Tzimmes (Rosh Hashanah Carrots)
Tali of More Quiche, Please made Roasted Beets and Butternut Squash
Roberta and Lois of Kosher Eye made Simanim Salad
Chanie of Busy In Brooklyn made Pomegranate Coleslaw
Rivki of Life in the Married Lane made Super Salad
Hannah of Cooking Manager made Beets Marinated with Ginger and Garlic
Sina of The Kosher Spoon made Pomegranate, Almond and Raisin Couscous
Hindy of Confident Cook-Hesitant Baker made Warm Roasted Beets with Farro
Sarah of Kosher Street made Sweet Potato Apple Tzimmes
Main Dishes:
Jessie of Taste made Smoked Salmon
Samantha of The Little Ferraro Kitchen made Chicken with Dates
Michele of Kosher Treif Cooking made Coconut Chicken Strips with two dipping sauces
Melinda of Kitchen Tested made Key Lime Glazed Duck
Stephanie and Jessica of The Kosher Foodies made Chicken Braised in Pomegranate
Liz of The Lemon Bowl made Beef Brisket
Estee of Anyone Interested? made Easy Breazy 5 Minute Brisket
Desserts and Drinks:
Miriam of Overtime Cook made Mini Apples and Honey Tarts
Laura of Pragmatic Attic made Fresh Ginger Honey Cake
Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen made Honey Caramel Apple Galette
Amy of What Jew Wanna Eat made an Apple and Honey Cocktail
Nick of The Baking Process made Apple and Date Honey Squares
Lisa of The Monday Morning Cooking Club made Honey Chiffon Cake and Traditional Honey Cake
Leah of Cook Kosher made Pomegranate Ice Cream
Overwhelmed? I know I am! Rosh Hashanah menu planning just got a whole lot easier, huh? Thanks for partaking in our party folks, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway! -Miriam


  1. Meira says

    Can you freeze these raw and bake them when needed or would you cook them before you freeze them so the apples don’t turn brown?

  2. says

    If I play my cards right I hope to be invited out and not have to cook anything 😉 Seriously, though, I will probably be cooking regular favorites because I’m just not into sweet, honey-flavored, cooked-fruit kind of stuff. I go for the regular savory/spicy foods, that’s my holiday celebration, to heck with tradition.

  3. malka says

    I’m going to make the best honey cake recipe ever ever ever.
    I make something something similar to this , and if you want to skip the sugar, you can sprinkle cinnamon on top instead. I made this completely sugar-free before, and it was a big hit. Plus, it freezes really well, even baked!

  4. says

    This is the first night’s menu so far:
    Smoked White fish
    Meat soup
    Carrot Kugel
    Noodle Spinach or Plain Spinach Kugel
    Leek Patties
    Zucchini & Lemon Quinoa Pilaf
    Roast Beef

  5. faigy says

    Part of my menu for Rosh Hashana- leek latkas, apple crisp, pomegranate glazed london broil, honey garlic chicken, sweetbreads in puff pastry shells, pomegranate chocolate chunk cookies… I love reading your blog!

  6. Devorah S says

    Will DEFFINITELY be making these tarts! They look delicious! Will also be making the beets and butternut squash from Morequicheplease

  7. says

    I might give your tart recipe a try. Looks yummy and easy enough to do. I don’t know what I’ll be doing yet as this year keeps being full of surprises and I’ve stopped planning in advance.

  8. CarolineEr says

    I usually make a sunken apple and honey tart from Kosher by Design, but I’ve gotta say that the individual versions you’ve created seem quicker, easier, and (is it possible?) yummier.

  9. M says

    I’ll be making the honey cake from Smitten Kitchen; it’s delicious. And what would happen if I didn’t peel the apples? Would I get pretty thin slices of color in my tarts, or chewy, unpleasant tasting peels?

  10. Judith says

    I plan to make a fruit bake- apples and pears with a mixture of oatmeal, brown sugar and cinnamon on top. If I have any overripe peaches or plums I add those too. I may try one of these interesting challah recipes as well.

  11. Shifra says

    I’ll be making pomegranate chicken for Rosh Hashana. I would LOVE to win the cookbook to see what interesting ideas I can make!


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