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Hanukkah’s Greatest Food Hits


  • Sweet Potato Latkes 1 of 19
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    For those who think latkes are on the bland side, don't give up on the fried pancake just yet! These sweet potatoes latkes, paired with a rich applesauce sour cream dip, make this version of the traditional Hanukkah fare as yummy as it is fun to eat.
    Make sweet potato latkes »
  • Hanukkah’s Greatest Food Hits 2 of 19
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  • Lemon-scented Raspberry Jam Doughnuts 3 of 19
    Lemon-scented-Raspberry-Jam-Doughnuts
    Fried dough with sugar on top — does it get any tastier than this? Although this recipe calls for raspberry jam, you can fill these sweet treats with any filling that fits your fancy!
    Make lemon-scented raspberry jam doughnuts »
  • Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pomegranate Glaze 4 of 19
    sweet-potatoes
    Zest up your holiday feast with this flavorful side dish that pairs sweet roasted spuds with a fruity glaze. It tastes so much like a dessert, your kids will actually want to eat their vegetables!
    Make oven roasted sweet potatoes with pomegranate glaze » 
  • Curried Sweet Potato Latkes 5 of 19
    Curried Sweet Potato Latkes
    Curry powder adds a little heat to this Hanukkah table classic, while sweet potatoes give the meal a nutritional boost.
    Make curried sweet potato latkes »
  • Applesauce 6 of 19
    Applesauce
    Applesauce is to latkes what ketchup is to French fries: You can eat'em without, but why would you? Since this ultra-simple recipe also freezes well, you can enjoy the fruits of your labor long after the candles have burned low.
    Make applesauce »
  • Bubbes Chicken 7 of 19
    Bubbes Chicken
    You may not be a Jewish grandmother, but you can certainly cook like one! Hearty ingredients and rich, simple flavors make this kid-friendly dish comfort food at its finest.
    Make Bubbe’s chicken »
  • Perfect Potato Latkes 8 of 19
    Perfect Potato Latkes
    Sometimes you just need a no-frills latke. Celebrate the miracle of lights by frying up a batch of these potato pancakes.
    Make perfect potato latkes »
  • Root Beer-Braised Brisket 9 of 19
    Root Beer-Braised Brisket
    A dish hearty enough for an army of hungry Maccabees, this root beer-infused brisket uses a slow cooker to lock in moisture. The kids will love that they’'re getting soda for dinner — and you'’ll love that you didn'’t have to heat up the oven to make it!
    Make root beer-braised brisket »
  • Spiced Apple or Pear Doughnuts 10 of 19
    Spiced Apple or Pear Doughnuts
    This all-fruit interpretation of sufganiyot uses apples and pears instead of dough for a (slightly) healthier — but just as festive — take on the classic sweet.
    Make spiced apple or pear “doughnuts” »
  • Olive Oil Cake 11 of 19
    Olive Oil Cake
    With only enough oil for one night of light, the temple lamps burned for eight. There might not be anything miraculous about this commemorative cake, but that doesn'’t mean it isn'’t divine!
    Make olive oil cake »
  • Sour Cream Raisin Pie 12 of 19
    Sour Cream Raisin Pie
    The latkes are gone, and you still have a pint of leftover sour cream? Give this tangy tart a try! We smell a Hanukkah tradition in the making...
    Make sour cream raisin pie »
  • Onion Rings 13 of 19
    Onion Rings
    The ancient Israelites may not have been noshing on onion rings, but these tasty Os capture the holiday spirit. Like latkes and sufganiyot, the fast-food favorite is an ode to oil, and since Hanukkah is a celebration of the stuff, you can dig in!
    Make onion rings »
  • Apple Cider Punch 14 of 19
    Apple Cider Punch
    Fruity, fizzy, and fun, this toasty punch is a perfect drink for a party or special dinner.
    Make apple cider punch »
  • Rugelach 15 of 19
    Rugelach
    Though they'’re not fried in oil, these strudel-like cookies are a Hanukkah delicacy. This version uses currants, nuts, and jam for the filling.
    Make rugelach »
  • Matzo Ball Soup 16 of 19
    Matzo Ball Soup
    There’'s not much this “Jewish Penicillin” can’'t cure! Serve this soup as a first course at family dinner, then you can reheat the leftovers for lunches throughout the week.
    Make matzo ball soup »
  • Pumpkin Challah 17 of 19
    Pumpkin Challah
    Add a seasonal twist to the traditional braided bread by adding pumpkin! While this isn't the quickest recipe to whip up, trust us: It's totally worth it.
    Make pumpkin challah »
  • Jeweled Citrus Spinach Couscous 18 of 19
    Jeweled Citrus Spinach Couscous
    Just because American-Jewish cooking tends to focus on the meat and potatoes of the Old Country doesn’'t mean you can’t spice up your holiday fare. Try serving this twist on the Mediterranean side dish to sample traditions from around the globe!
    Make jeweled citrus spinach couscous »
  • Sufganiyot 19 of 19
    Sufganiyot
    Is there a better way to celebrate a miracle than with jelly donuts? The lemon zest adds a sophisticated twist to the traditional version, though if your kids are purists — or picky eaters — they’'re also delicious citrus-free.
    Make sufganiyot »

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