The Jewish New Year is just a few days away and I am excited about all of the ways to eat apples! Traditionally, Jewish people eat apples and honey between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to celebrate a sweet New Year. As a vegan, I swap out honey for agave or maple syrup. This year, I am kicking up the “apples and honey” tradition with some adorable apple snacks that scream party! Why have a plate of apples and honey, when you can have apple nachos, apple stacks, apple rings, apple pizza, and apple purses?!!! These apple snacks are almost too cute to eat (I did say almost!). I love that they are fun and interactive, getting the kids in on the fun. With that being said, these apple snacks just aren’t for kids. I hope you will give them a try to sweeten up your Jewish New Year or any time of year, for that matter!
5 Apple Snacks Perfect For Ringing In the Jewish New Year
This recipe from Dreena’s cookbook, Plant-Powered Families is such a clever and cute sweet take on nachos. This is a great snack for the holiday season, as it is layered with apples and a gooey caramel topping that are perfect for ushering in a sweet new year!
Apples have never been so well dressed as they are in these apple stacks! Trail mix and nut butter are slathered between apple slices for a skyscraper snack that I know my kids (old and young) will love to demolish!
Apple Ring Pizzas
Cara inspired me with her recipe above to see my apples in a different light. Instead of slicing them in wedges, I have a new appreciation for the apple ring! These snacks are high protein and raw, and can really be topped with whatever you have in the pantry. I like the idea of serving the rings on a platter alongside various toppings, (such as nut butters, dried fruit, nuts, and seeds), for everyone to spread and top their apple ring pizza any way they want!
This “pizza” uses phyllo dough as a crust, (my favorite Aussie’s Brand). It is brushed with melted Earth Balance and dusted with cinnamon sugar. Apple slices, walnut pieces, and shredded coconut are the sweet toppings for this “dessert” pizza. For added sweetness, drizzle some maple syrup or agave over all of the toppings and bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees.
These cutie “pies” are a bite-sized snack for little mouths. Filled with apples, walnuts, and pomegranate juice, they evoke all of the flavors and ingredients that are traditional during the Jewish New Year.
Tell me about your favorite apple snack! The more ways to celebrate with apples, the better!! Please share your favorite apple snack in the comments below.