Apple-Cinnamon Dessert Latkes

We were inspired to make this apple latke variation in the fall when apples are fresh and abundant in New England. It’s a delicious sweet latke option which pairs well with other Hanukkah desserts. Apple Latkes are also a wonderful addition to your Rosh Hashanah menu as they celebrate both the apples and the sweetness of the traditional Jewish New Year meal.

Makes 10-12 Small Dessert Latkes

Ingredients

  • 5 apples, peeled, cored & grated or spiral cut
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot flour (helps absorb some of moisture from apples)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • vegetable or canola oil for frying
  • confectioners sugar for dusting
  • sour cream and apple sauce for serving on top

Instructions

  1. Peel and core apples. Process in food processor with grating blade, grate by hand with box grater or make thin spirals with a spiralizer.
  2. In large mixing bowl, beats eggs and add all purpose flour, arrowroot flour, sugar and cinnamon. Add more arrowroot flour if mixture seems too wet. Stir in grated apples.
  3. Form 3” patties with your hands, squeezing out extra moisture.
  4. Heat 2-3 tbsp of oil on medium heat in sauté pan.
  5. Place patties down directly from your spatula carefully in hot oil and let cook for 3-4 minutes on one side until you can see a little brown peaking out from underneath. It might seem like they are not going to hold together but they will. You may need to just nudge them with your spatula a little.
  6. Carefully flip latkes away from your face and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  7. Remove latkes from pan and place on paper towel lined plate to remove excess oil. Keep warm in oven on lowest setting until all latkes cooked.
  8. Serve with sour cream and apple sauce. Sprinkle confectioners sugar on top.

Notes

Make ahead tip: You can freeze your latkes after you’ve cooked them. Place them in a single layer on a parchment lined pan and freeze then put in a zip-top bag. When ready to reheat, take directly from freezer and place on cookie sheet in 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes. Turn them over once to prevent burning.

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Thank you Andy and Breaking Matzo for letting me use the photos for this post, for the yummy latke recipe, and for enlightening us with your holiday magic.

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