ROSH HASHANAH PAN DOWDY

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with this delicious recipe for a Rosh Hashanah Pan Dowdy made with Granny Smith apples, honey, walnuts, Medjool dates, bittersweet chocolate, and spices.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 6 large granny smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into ½-inch cubes
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ⅔ chopped walnuts
  • 10 medjool dates, pitted and cut into ¼-inch cubes
  • 4 oz 72% bitter chocolate rough chopped
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest chopped fine
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tbsp white sesame seeds
  • 1 8″ x 10″ sheet of pie dough, cut into 1.5-inch squares & chilled
  • 1 egg (used to brush pastry)
  • sugar in the raw for sprinkling

PROCEDURE

  1. Melt butter in a heavy bottomed pan over a medium high heat. Add apples to the pan and cook until al dente. Add honey, cardamom, coriander, & cinnamon. Cook for 2 minutes then add the dates. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temp before gently mixing in bitter chocolate pieces and orange zest into the apple mixture.
  2. Turn the apple mixture into a 6 by 9 casserole dish making sure to distribute evenly.
  3. Remove the pastry from the fridge. Evenly brush the pastry squares with the egg wash then sprinkle evenly with he sesame seeds and raw brown sugar.
  4. Now carefully place the squares in a pattern that you like on top of the apple mixture and place in the preheated oven until the pastry is fully baked and golden brown with the apple mixture bubbling. Let cool to room temp before serving with come vanilla ice cream or crème fraiche.

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