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16 Tasty Hanukkah Recipes

  • 16 Tasty Hanukkah Recipes 1 of 17
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    Double the deliciousness this holiday season with 16 Hanukkah recipes that are sure to impress your guests. Click through the slideshow to see them all!

  • Well-Trimmed Brisket 2 of 17
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    If you want all your favorite traditional flavors without any added guilt, look no further than this delicious brisket recipe. When we say this meat is "well trimmed," we aren't joking. But with the addition of surprising and flavorful ingredients (like ketchup!), your Hanukkah guests won't be the wiser.

    Make well-trimmed brisket

  • Mandel Brot 3 of 17
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    Mandel brot are deliciously crunchy twice-baked cookies — think the Jewish version of biscotti. Feel free to add chocolate chips, raisins, or any other yummy tidbits you have in the kitchen to make this recipe your own.

    Make mandel brot

  • Homemade Mini Donuts 4 of 17
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    How cute are these deep-fried delights? While these mini donuts are perfect for any festive party, you may find yourself whipping up a batch to keep hidden in your own kitchen! 

    Make homemade mini donuts

  • Sufganiyot 5 of 17
    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

  • Curried Sweet Potato Latkes 6 of 17
    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 7 of 17
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    Applesauce is to latkes what ketchup is to French fries — you can eat ’them 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

  • Perfect Potato Latkes 8 of 17
    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 17
    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 17
    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 17
    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 17
    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 17
    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 17
    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 17
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    Though they'’re not fried in oil, these struedel-like cookies are a Hanukkah delicacy. This version uses currants, nuts, and jam for the filling.

    Make rugelach

  • Matzo Ball Soup 16 of 17
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    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 17
    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

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