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fall desserts for rosh hashanah

TWO ROSH HASHANAH DESSERTS – Perfect for Fall’s Holiday

Today I’m sharing two of my newest Rosh Hashanah desserts!  I created them especially for this year’s Fall Jewish Holiday.   Creamy Orange and Pomegranate Parfaits and Pomegranate Glazed Roasted Asian Pears!

Both are absolutely fabulous and will be a delicious addition to your Fall holiday meals and celebrations.  And here’s why I chose to highlight recipes using seasonal pomegranates for Rosh Hashanah desserts this year.

 

POMEGRANATES ARE USED AS A SYMBOL IN VARIOUS RELIGIONS

creamy orange and pomegranate parfaitsThe pomegranate is mentioned or alluded to in the Bible many times.

It was also used in coinage and various types of ancient and modern cultural works.  The pomegranate also make an important appearance on many of the ancient coins of Judea.

In the Jewish religion, often times the handles of Torah scrolls are covered with decorative silver globes similar in shape to “pomegranates”. 

Even the mystical experience in the Jewish tradition, or kabbalah, uses references to entering the “garden of pomegranates”.

In the Christian religions, many times the priest’s holiday robes or vestments will be embroidered with patterns that include the pomegranate.  They show up especially around the Winter holiday services.

What sealed the deal for me was a passage I found referencing a Hebrew prayer. It speaks of “giving voice to a wish that our merits in the coming New Year be many, like the seeds of the pomegranate”.  That sounds just lovely to me, I’m such a sentimentalist!

Isn’t that a great reason for using pomegranates in this year’s Rosh Hashanah desserts?  

 

CREAMY ORANGE AND POMEGRANATE PARFAITS

creamy orange pomagranate parfait

 

With layers of creamy orange custard, orange-infused ladyfingers and pomegranate gelatin, this parfait is perfect for a Rosh Hashanah celebration!   A sprinkling of pomegranate seeds makes Creamy Orange and Pomegranate Parfaits an extra pretty addition to any holiday meal.

You’ll start by making a homemade pomegranate gelatin from juice you pick up at the store.  Then you’ll prepare a fabulously silky non-dairy custard make from unsweetened almond milk.  Both are easy to make, you just need to make sure to give them plenty of time to chill before assembling your parfaits.

If you want to get really fancy, try layering the gelatin, custard and ladyfingers in your favorite trifle bowl for a striking holiday dessert.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE POST FOR:   CREAMY ORANGE AND POMEGRANATE PARFAITS

 

PRINTABLE ROSH HASHANAH DESSERT & BUFFET TENT CARDS 

rosh hashanah menu tent cardsWhy not celebrate the New Year in style with these fabulous Pomegranate themed Dessert & Buffet Tent Cards?

I’ve already “written” in the names of today’s Rosh Hashanah desserts for you on the first page. There’s one for Pomegranate Glazed Roasted Asian Pears, and another for Creamy Orange & Pomegranate Parfaits.

The second page has blanks to print out for each of your menu’s other dishes.  Just write in therosh hashanah menu tent cards names of rest of your Rosh Hashanah buffet’s menu,  fold them in half lengthwise, and voila!  

Won’t your Rosh Hashanah buffet look fabulous with such a posh detail like these tent cards?  

 

WHAT ABOUT A COORDINATING HOLIDAY TABLESCAPE?

How about making your buffet table match with a striking patterned tablecloth and a DIY-centerpiece with candles and whole pomegranates?

Or, how about a display of whole nuts, green apples, pomegranates and a lever-topped jar of honey with drizzler?   Wow, just think of all the possibilities!  Don’t even get me started thinking about take-home favors for my guests…

fall centerpiece ideasAre you a gal who’s inclined to make her own tablescape decor?  Well then, I’ve got lots of Fall centerpiece inspiration for you in 18 FABULOUS FALL CENTERPIECE IDEAS FOR YOUR HOME.

Check out these artfully-assembled “candle holders” fashioned from fresh vegetables and silk ribbon.  Simply elegant, and definitely posh!  That’s just one of the many ideas I’ve got for you!

CLICK THIS LINK TO READ THE ARTICLE FOR LOTS OF FABULOUS FALL CENTERPIECE IDEAS AND FALL DECORATING INSPIRATION!

18 FABULOUS FALL CENTERPIECE IDEAS FOR YOUR HOME

 

HOMEMADE POMEGRANATE MOLASSES FOR POMEGRANATE GLAZED ROASTED ASIAN PEARS

This is truly a gift from Mother Nature herself!  I love Homemade Pomegranate Molasses so much, I eat it off a spoon like a lollypop!

It’s intensely flavorful, tangy and sweet, all at the same time.  Because I’m absolutely addicted to this stuff, I have it around all year homemade pomegranate molasseslong. 

I used to have to buy a bag full of fresh pomegranates at the end of each season, but now you can buy the juice any time you want.  And that makes Nan one happy camper!

One caveat though,  fresh juice will make a brighter, less brown finished molasses.  While it’s much prettier to look at, it doesn’t taste any different, and juicing the pomegranate ariels is time consuming.

And in all honesty, I can’t seem to do the job without staining my clothes, kitchen towels and hands!  That’s why I’d just assume grab a big bottle of pomegranate juice from the produce department of my grocer’s.

It super simple to make, you really just cook down pomegranate juice, lemon and sugar.  It takes over an hour to cook down to a molasses thickness.

So, I usually pop it on the stovetop while I’m busy in the kitchen doing something else.  That way I can monitor it’s progress, as most of the cooking time is hands-off.

CLICK THIS LINK TO READ THE POST ON:  HOMEMADE POMEGRANATE MOLASSES

 

POMEGRANATE GLAZED ROASTED ASIAN PEARS

Pomegranate Molasses Glazed Roasted Asian Pears

 

I absolutely love this recipe!  Not only is it a fast and easy dessert, it can also be partially prepared ahead of time. 

  • Prep and roast the pears the day before you want to serve them, cover and refrigerate until needed.
  • Just take the roasted pears out of the refrigerator as you serve your dinner.
  • Then just before serving, top them with your homemade pomegranate molasses and pop them under the broiler.
  • Once they’re nice and bubbly, take them out and give them a lavish sprinkling of toasted, chopped pistachios.   

 

CLICK THE LINK TO GET THE RECIPE FOR:  POMEGRANATE GLAZED ROASTED ASIAN PEARS

 

KOSHER NON-DAIRY WHIPPED CREAM RECIPE

Want to top your Creamy Orange and Pomegranate Parfaits with a Kosher Non-Dairy Whipped Topping? Then I’vebittersweet chocolate mousse cake with non-dairy topping got a great recipe for you!

I shared this recipe during Passover when I used it to top my Bittersweet Chocolate Orange Mousse Cake with Passover Whipped Cream.

And that’s another fabulous holiday dessert that you’ll want to try too!  It’s a huge hit whenever I serve it to friends and family during the Jewish holidays.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE POST ON:

BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE ORANGE MOUSSE CAKE WITH PASSOVER WHIPPED CREAM

 

 

rosh hashana dessert and buffet tent cards

ROSH HASHANAH DESSERT & BUFFET TENT CARDS 

Aren’t these Pomegranate themed tent cards adorable?  How can you resist using them on your Rosh Hashanah buffet this year?

Just download and print the FREE PDF, and you’re in business. 

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