Friday, December 7, 2012

Tart Cherry Sufganiyot for Hanukkah

Hanukkah begins this Saturday at sundown. Did you know that Cheribundi is certified Kosher by Orthodox Union? Cheribundi makes a great holiday drink, on its own or incorporated with seltzer, soda or punch.

You can use Cheribundi in place of liquids in recipes, as well as replace other fruits with dried cherries or cherry preserves in baked goods, salads and dips.

One Hanukkah staple is sufganiyot—small, round jelly donuts. These are delicious with tart cherry filling, which is easily made with rehydrated dried tart cherries mixed with cherry preserves.  Or check out this recipe from Good Housekeeping for easy no-fry sufganiyot.

For a non-traditional, more healthful alternative, try Chocolate Cherry Doughnuffins (made with Cheribundi) by Sarah at The Smart Kitchen blog.  These are made with chia seeds, apple sauce, raisins (or use dried cherries) and pumpkin.  See the whole recipe here.

Will you be serving something special for Hanukkah? Will you try to make it healthier or forget your diet during the holidays?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great recipes. I can't wait to try them.