Instead of looking for a pretty dish to put the honey in for Rosh Hashanah, why not put it in the apples themselves? This DIY Apple Honey Dish is super quick and easy to make. Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.
Dip a small spoon and drizzle onto your challah. Then, when you reach the apples-n-honey part of the meal, slice the apples from the center, let the honey fall on, and pass around the plate.
Even when eaten without the apples, they give the honey a fruity flavor.
Granted, these would have been a lot easier to make using an apple corer. I probably should have just gotten one.
But I didn’t, so I used a regular paring knife. And it worked just fine.
I liked how it looked not perfectly neat, with some honey dripping around the apples – but you can definitely contain the honey. I made it a few years ago without flattening the bottom, and only removed the core half-way.
This time, I removed the bottom, cored it completely, and stuck it to a plain white ceramic plate using a bit of honey.
This DIY Apple Honey dish is a great way to involve big kids who are old enough to handle the equipment. Getting them into the holiday prep is a great way to make things exciting for them!
Obviously, you might not have a need for so many apples…
I liked the trio of different colors, but if you don’t have a big crowd, you can serve one on a more decorative plate.
The last time I made these I cut fancy edges on the apples, but I actually like it this way better… Now for the tutorial:
What you need to make a DIY Apple Honey Dish
- Apples – make it colorful by using a red, yellow, and green one!
- A paring knife or apple corer.
- A simple long platter
- A spoon (a small and narrow one works best)
- Orange juice and a basting brush
How to make a DIY Apple Honey Dish:
1. Slice off the bottom of your apple to flatten it, so that it sits nicely.
2. Now slice off the top so you have a neat, clean edge.
3. Core your apple.
If you’re using a knife for this, I found that it came out easier and nicer when I cut out a square. It was just neater and the contrast of the square inside the circle looks cool.
4. Spread some honey at the base of your apple and stick it in place on your plate.
5. Brush your apples with orange juice to prevent it from browning (unless you happen to be prepping this right before the meal.)
6. Fill your apples with honey and serve!
I hope you enjoyed this DIY apple honey dish – and we’d love to see your photos!
Wishing you a sweet new year full of blessings!
Did you try this DIY apple honey dish? What’s your favorite way to serve the apple and honey? Comment below!
This craft was originally published on momsandcrafters.com and was redone for Beyond the Balagan.