Monday, August 16, 2010

High Holiday Hostess Gift

The High Holidays are almost upon us...and this year we will be sharing a Rosh Hashanah dinner with our entire immediate family...all 50 of us. LOL  I struggle with what to bring as a hostess gift as our hostess keeps a kosher home and we do not, and while wine is always welcome, I had a little brainstorm for this year.  I purchased a new pie plate and filled it with fresh apples and Israeli honey and customized it with the Rosh Hashanah papers, stickers and die cuts.  I included my Bubbie's Apples and Honey Crumble recipe in the card, too.

Here is a closer look at the honey jar...

and at the card...

I plan to wrap it all up with cellophane and a bright red ribbon.  I think she'll like it alot.

Here is my Bubbie's Apple Honey Crumble recipe...I like this one a lot because it is non dairy *and* delicious!!

4 MacIntosh or Gala apples; peeled, cored and sliced
¼ cup Honey

2 tablespoons Brown sugar

¼ cup Orange juice concentrate

1 teaspoon Ginger

2 teaspoons Cinnamon

¼ teaspoon Nutmeg

¼ teaspoon Cloves

¾ cup Canola oil

¾ cup Sugar

1 cup Flour

2 teaspoons Baking powder

1 pinch Salt

1 teaspoon Vanilla

1 large Egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toss apples, honey, brown sugar, orange juice concentrate and spices. Place the mixture in a large pie pan and set aside. In a separate bowl mix the oil, sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla and egg to form a thick batter. Drop by spoonfuls onto apple mixture. Sprinkle with sugar if desired.  Bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees or until top is nicely browned. Makes 8 servings.

Hope this makes your High Holiday season a little easier, too.  Let me know if you try the recipe!
Lisa Spiegel


  1. Lisa-this looks awesome! I can't wait to try the recipe and I love the packaging. Lucky you to get to share the holiday with so many relatives.

  2. Stunning display. I love the card and honey wrap.
    The recipe sound delicious; I'd serve it with a scoop of (parve) ice cream for a yummy Rosh Hashanah meal dessert. Can this be made in advance and frozen?

  3. What a wonderful idea, Lisa! The recipe sounds yummy too.

  4. I've never made it in advance...if you try it, let me know if it works!