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Rosh Hashana Apple Pies

This has to be the easiest quick fix for homemade apple pie, and it's come just in time for Rosh Hashana!   Ingredients:   5 - 6 Granny Smith green apples (that stand up on their own) 1 tsp of cinnamon 5 cloves (optional) 1 tsp vanilla essence 1/2 cup of brown sugar pie-crust (store-bought or homemade)   Directions:   Step 1: Cut off the tops of 4 apples and remove the inside with a spoon or melon baller, being careful not to puncture the peel. Set aside the insides for Step 2.   Step 2: Peel your last 2 apples and slice very thinly. These apple pieces will give you the additional filling needed to fill the four apples you are baking.   Step 3: Mix your sliced apples, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and cloves in a bowl & scoop the mixture into your hollow apples.   Step 4: Roll out the pie crust and slice into 1/4 inch strips. Cover the top of the apple in a lattice pattern with the strips.   Step read more

September 21, 2014

Rosh Hashana Sangria

It's time to raise our glasses to a happy new year! This bold and delicious Rosh Hashana Sangria is infused with all the traditional ingredients necessary to make it both sweetly symbolic and a 100% festive! Pomegranate - Has 613 seeds to represent the 613 mitzvot & to remind us that our good deeds in the coming year should be plentiful. Apples & Honey - symbolize our hope for a sweet year to come Grapes - representing the cyclical nature of the year and the continuity of creation Ingredients ½ cup honey 1 pomegranate 1 apple 1/2 orange 10 oz. seedless grapes 1 bottle of red wine 2 cups 100% pomegranate juice 1 cup grape juice ¼ cup brandy ¼ cup triple sec Directions:  Pour honey and ½ cup water into a small saucepan. Heat and stir until the honey is completely dissolved into the water. Do not boil. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Seed the pomegranate, discarding the rind and pith. Place the pomegranate seeds, apple slices read more

September 21, 2014