Root Vegetable Latkes with Apple Pear Sauce (+ Bonus Holiday eCookbook!)

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Hanukkah is just around the corner and today we wanted to share one of our favorite Hanukkah recipes with all of you – Root Vegetable Latkes with Apple Pear Sauce! 

These latkes are a tasty and festive way to get some extra veggies in, and pair deliciously with our homemade apple pear sauce. The perfect addition to your family’s Hanukkah traditions!

This recipe is one of the many delicious healthy holiday recipes you’ll find in the extra special bonus Holiday eCookbook we’ve put together this year as a FREE instant download when you purchase our new cookbook. We’ve included all our personal faves that we love to cook up for our families during the holiday season. We hope you love them as much as we do!

Your bonus Holiday eCookbook includes one of our favorite holiday-worthy desserts from the new cookbook, Molten Chocolate Cake with Coconut Whipped Cream. This drool-worthy dessert is sure to impress and is totally guilt-free – win-win!

You can be sure that many of these dishes will be on our holiday menu! What recipes are your holiday go-tos? Share with us in the comments below!

With love and holiday cheer,

Jo & Jules

Root Vegetable Latkes with Homemade Apple Pear Sauce

Yield: 8-10 small latkes and 1 ½ cups applesauce

Ingredients for latkes:

  • 3 cups root vegetables, shredded and peeled (we use a combo of 1 beet, 1 parsnip, 1 potato, and 1 carrot) 
  • 1 small onion 
  • ¾ tsp sea salt 
  • ½ tsp pepper 
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 4 tbsp chickpea flour
  • 2 cups olive oil, for frying

Ingredients for Apple Pear Sauce:

  • 2 apples, peeled and chopped finely (we like gala or honeycrisp) 
  • 1 pear, peeled and chopped finely 
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon 
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 
  • Pinch of freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup apple juice or water
  • Maple syrup or stevia to your taste

Instructions for Latkes:
In a food processor or by hand grate the root vegetables and onion.  Place half of the grated root vegetables on a paper towel and squeeze most but not all of the moisture out. Repeat with the remaining half. Place the root vegetables and onion into a medium sized bowl and add the sea salt, pepper, garlic powder, and chickpea flour. Mix thoroughly.

In a medium skillet, pour olive oil until it is ½ inch deep. Heat until simmering. Form the mixture into small patties (if the patties don’t hold together, add a bit more flour). Place the patties into the oil. After golden (3-5 minutes) on one side flip them and continue to cook for an additional 3-5 minutes or until golden and crispy on the other side. Keep the latkes warm in a 200 degree oven until ready to serve. Top with Apple Pear sauce.

Instructions for Apple Pear Sauce:
In a medium saucepan, mix apples, pear, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, apple cider vinegar, pepper, and apple juice or water. Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the fruit breaks down. Sweeten to taste if desired. Remove from heat and place mixture into a high speed blender and blend until almost smooth, or skip this step and leave it chunky. Serve with the Root Vegetable Latkes.

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