In the Jewish tradition, apples are paired with honey, and the two are served together in early autumn to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the new year. There’s a underlying meaning—honey and apples symbolizes life’s sweetness—but the two also make for a wildly delicious and seasonally appropriate flavor pairing. Whether you’re honoring the holiday or simply celebrating the season, here are five honey-apple creations from around the web that are sure to brighten up your day when they come out of the oven.
|Sunken Apple and Honey Cake
Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen put her own twist on the German apple cake known as versunkener apfelkuchen by swapping out some of the traditional sugar for honey, and brushing the cake with a unique salted honey glaze.
|Honeyed Apple Crisp
This baked crisp by Pinch of Yum is filled with the goodness of apples, cinnamon, pecans and honey. Incidentally, it also happens to be wheat-free and devoid of any refined sugars.
|Honey-Roasted Apples with Calvados and Sesame
Basic honey-roasted apples get kicked up a notch with the unusual addition of sesame seeds and a splash of Calvados (French apple brandy) in this easy weeknight dessert recipe from Saveur magazine.
|Apple-Cranberry Compote and Honeyed Yogurt Parfait
Summer berry parfaits get all the attention, but this layered dessert works smashingly well for fall, too. That’s especially the case when it’s A Beautiful Plate’s combination of cran-apple compote, granola and a honeyed yogurt topping.
|Honey-Apple Bundt Cake
Tired of dry, sickly-sweet, overly-spiced cakes, recipe developer and blogger Tori Avey created one of her own. The result is a moist honey-apple bundt cake that’s garnished with a vanilla drizzle.