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Apples and Honey Challah

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


  • Prep Time : 20 plus 2 hours rising min
  • Cook Time : 30-35 min
  • Ready Time : 50 min


10-12 Servings


  • 1 1/3 cups warm water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 large eggs divided in 2 separate bowls
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups organic dried apple rings chopped
  • 5 cups bread flour
  • 3 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 2 tablespoons 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)
ENJOY! from May I Have That Recipe

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


About May I have that recipe


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8 Responses to Apples and Honey Challah

  1. avatar says: Karen

    Thank you

  2. I would like to join.

  3. avatar says: David

    Is this recipe considered borei minei mezenot? or lechem min ha’aretz?

  4. avatar says: ronitot

    What are organic apple rings

  5. Thank you so much. Cant wait to try it.

  6. avatar says: Tracy

    Hi, can I make the bread tomorrow and freeze it for Thursday?
    Thank you and Shana tova

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