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Apples and Honey Challah

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Enjoy this Apple Honey Challah made special for the High Holiday, Rosh Hashanah. Sweet and delicious and perfect.

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  • 10-12 ServingsServings


  • 1 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 large eggs divided in 2 separate bowls
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cup organic dried apple rings chopped
  • 5 cup bread flour
  • 3 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


If you are using a bread machine:

1. Combine water, oil, honey, 1 beaten egg, apples and salt (in that order) in the bread machine
2. Add flour, make a well in the middle and add the yeast and sprinkle some more flour on top
3. Set the machine to dough setting and turn it on
4. Once the dough has approximately tripled in size, divide it in half
5. Make 6 dough balls from each half and arrange them in a disposable 8 inch round aluminum pan (place 5 on the edges and 1 in the center)
6. Pre-heat oven at 350F
7. Using a pastry brush, gently “paint” the Challah with the remaining beaten egg
8. Mix cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle over Challah
9. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let sit for about 30 minutes
10. Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown (a tooth pick inserted should come out)
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If you are making it by hand:

1.Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add 1 tbsp of sugar and let it sit until it foams
2.In a large bowl combine flour, salt and chopped apples
3.In another bowl combine oil, dissolved yeast and water, honey and 1 beaten egg
4.Pour wet ingredients over the flour and knead to create a smooth and soft dough about 10 minutes
5. Place dough in a slightly greased bowl, cover it with a kitchen towel and let it rise for about an hour or until triple in size
6.“Punch” dough and divide it in half
7. Follow steps 5-10 above