09/03/2013 03:20 EDT

Rosh Hashanah Recipes: 20 Amazing Ways To Eat Apples And Honey

Always With Butter

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is celebrated with a bounty of sweet and rich foods, symbolizing happiness and prosperity, such as round challah bread (instead of the typical braided one) to celebrate continuity and the circle of life, and pomegranate seeds to represent an abundance of good deeds to come.

But of all the classic holiday foods associated with a "shana tova" or "happy new year" none are as universal as honey and apples, which remind us of the Garden of Eden and the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve.

While there's nothing wrong with keeping things simple — kids love to dip their own apple wedges in a bowl of gooey honey — we think it's time for the grown-ups to get a little more creative by turning the typical amuse-bouche into more of a starring role for appetizers, desserts and even main courses. Just be sure to keep it kosher! (That definitely means no bacon, people.)

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