Thanksgiving Inspired Hanukkah Recipes!

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Thanksgiving Inspired Hanukkah Recipes!

For the first time in almost 100 years, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah will overlap. This has only happened three times before and will not happen again until 2070.

We love any reason to celebrate more; and this once in a lifetime occasion is worthy of a special celebration. To help us with some inspiration, Miriam Szokovski is the Australian-born editor of Chabad.orgfood has three unique “Chanukah-Thanksgiving” recipes to share with us!

About Miriam Szokovski

Miriam Szokovski is the Australian-born editor of, the food site of the largest Jewish information website. Miriam, an author and food writer, has been providing quality Kosher cooking recipes and essays to various audiences for years. She recently launched a blog, Cook It Kosher, on


Sufganiyot with Cranberry Jam (image above)

Sufganiyot—jelly doughnuts—are synonymous with Chanukah. Try filling them with this easy, homemade cranberry jam for a seasonal twist.

Dough Ingredients:

  • 4 ½ tsp. dry yeast
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 1 ½ cups soy or almond milk
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tbsp. margarine, melted
  • 6+ cups flour
  • Oil for frying
  • Confectioners’ sugar for dusting

Cranberry Jam Ingredients:

  • 6 oz. fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water


  1. Place yeast, warm water and 1 tsp. sugar in bowl. Let sit for 10 minutes until bubbled.
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