To those who are celebrating Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New Year–Happy New Year! Shanah Tova!
It is traditional to eat an apple dipped in honey, as well as other sweet foods, to ensure a sweet new year. No reason you can’t make this amazingly easy (and not too cloyingly sweet!) if you have only a peripheral relationship with tradition or non at all 🙂
I adapted the recipe for the filling from one I saw a Greenmarket a few years ago, and have been making it ever since! Don’t you dare call it Honey Boo Boo 😉 The crust is adapted from my mom, Gloria Kobrin’s, Kosher Cookbook app for iPhone.
As a kid, I was always fascinated by the fact that I got to celebrate the beginning of a new year 3 times–for the start of the school year, for the Jewish holidays and in January. 3 clean slates of sorts, 3 chances for do-overs, 3 new beginnings…kind of nice, actually.
As a parent, amidst the nice newness, I get to cook and make sure that my kids are presentable for the holidays, get my son's stuff in order for preschool (and deal with the looooong separation process), and try to figure out how to keep everybody busy during Winter break. Still nice, but infinitely more complicated.