There’s more than one way to enjoy apples and honey on Rosh Hashanah. Have your apples and eat them too with any of these noteworthy spins on a delicious holiday tradition. Some of these recipes may take a lot of time and effort, but the results are worth it. Trust.

Sunken Apple and Honey Cake

This golden presentation is a lot easier than you think but your guests will never know. Let them marvel at your handiwork and compliment your baking skills—you’ve earned it.

Photo: Smitten Kitchen
(Photo: Smitten Kitchen)

Old-Fashioned Homemade Apple Juice and Apple Leather

Have fun with the coolest culinary project for the best season ever. This two-for-one deal yields all-natural, authentic treats you could only find at cute country stores and apple orchards…until now.

Photo: Tori Avey
(Photo: Tori Avey)

Apple and Honey Trifles

There are universal mixed feelings about trifle, but this particular rendition seems more promising than most: an apple-pie-esque mixture at the bottom, followed by an easy-to-make honey mousse, topped with whatever kind of crumbly garnish you want (or not). And every component of this recipe is versatile so any leftovers won’t go to waste.

Photo: Overtime Cook
(Photo: Overtime Cook)

Apple and Honey Gourmet Popcorn

This unique treat is a delectable spin on a snacking favorite. And, like all popcorn, is acceptable to enjoy all day, every day.

Photo: Family Friends Food
(Photo: Family Friends Food)

Honey Apple Mini Bundt Cakelets

Glamorous, adorable and fluffy, these cakelets are also a healthy way to celebrate the new year. The batter calls for almond flour, a neutral oil and honey (not sugar!).

Photo: The Kitchn
(Photo: The Kitchn)

Apple and Honey Marshmallows

Homemade marshmallows are a blast to make and these are no exception. For best results, check out the tips at the bottom of the directions.

Photo: Joy of Kosher
(Photo: Joy of Kosher)

Apple and Honey Pie Pops

Seriously, do we even need to provide a description for this one? Fun-size pies! Get on it!

Photo: The Nosher
(Photo: The Nosher)

Beer-Battered Apple Rings

Apple rings. Apple fritters. Whatever you call them, they’re delicious. This recipe doesn’t specify what kind of beer to use (other than large…?) but we’d recommend Shipyard Pumpkinhead, the be-all, end-all of fall brews.

Photo: Kosherology
(Photo: Kosherology)

Tahini Caramel Apples

You know those beautiful illusions you see at amusement parks and fairs that you only get because you’re too caught up in their novelty to remember how saccharine they really are? Yeah, these are not them. You won’t be regretting your decision mid-first bite—you’ll be basking in happiness as you finish the entire thing.

Photo: my name is yeh
(Photo: my name is yeh)