Usher in the Jewish New Year with delicious circular challah! Unlike other times of year, we enjoy round challah for the High Holidays, representing the cycle of a year, “goodness without end” and God’s crown. Here are 10 recipes for you to try.

Holiday Fig Challah

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(Photo: Valley Fig Growers)

Filled with dried figs and succulent fig jam, this challah celebrates one of the seven species of Israel and is perfect for Jewish holidays.

Spinach and Cheese Challah

(Photo: What Jew Wanna Eat)

Bread and cheese? Yes, please! Plus, spinach is healthy, ergo, this bread is healthy.

Jessamyn’s Sephardic Challah

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(Photo: Zubin Schroff/Food & Wine)

Bring the flavor of the Mediterranean into your kitchen with this anise and caraway spiced challah. Also, this challah isn’t braided—it’s twisted!

Chocolate Chip and Halva Challah

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(Photo: Jamie Geller)

Who doesn’t love gooey chocolate? Add some extra sweetness to your challah with chocolate chips and honeyed sesame spread.

Sourdough Challah Snails

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(Photo: Leah Maroney/The Spruce Eats)

Add tahini, cinnamon and brown sugar to your sourdough starter and make these mini challah rolls.

Apple Pie Stuffed Crumb Challah

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(Photo: Kosher in the Kitch)

Two classics combined into one? Dreams really do crumb true.

Leek, Date and Pomegranate Stuffed Challah

(Photo: Liz Rueven/Kosher Like Me)

Bake your challah full of blessings: leeks (physical safety), dates (beauty and strength) and pomegranate molasses (fertility and love of holy commandments) mix together in a savory, jammy spread that infuses each bite. This stuffed challah is perfect for Sukkot, too!

Date, Walnut, Silan and Sesame Challah

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Topped with roasted sesame seeds and filled with medjool dates, date molasses and walnuts, this challah is nutty and not too sweet.

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Swirl Challah

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(Photo: Little Ferraro Kitchen)

This challah probably makes delicious French toast, but that’s beside the point. There’s warming cinnamon and brown sugar infused in every bite.

Gluten-Free Challah

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(Photo: Let Them Eat Gluten Free Cake)

Someone finally did it: a gluten-free challah that actually tastes good and looks like normal challah!