Syrian Haroset

Syrian Haroset

June 28th 2011By Victoria Dwek

My father-in-law, a Rav, told me he was once asked, “Why is haroset delicious if it represents such sad things?” He responded, “Every difficulty in life is really sweet—they are blessings from G-d.” Every ingredient in the haroset is symbolic of the Jewish labor in Egypt. The walnuts are the pebbles of the bricks. The dates represent the mud, and the wine is the blood of the babies who were used in place of bricks when the quotas weren’t filled. As most Sepharadim eat gebrokts, the matzah meal represents the straw, also used to make bricks. This recipe is from my husband’s grandmother a”h, Rosa Dwek, from Aleppo, Syria.


Sticky Fig Rolls with Dates & Currants

Fig Sticky Buns

October 5th 2011By Jaclynn Lewis

A lovely addition to your Break Fast menu, this super simple recipe is built on a buttery, biscuit-like base and showcases a medley of Fall fruit favorites and a touch of brown sugar and spice, all “rolled” up in a delicious sticky-sweet package. A distant cousin of the cinnamon roll, the Sticky Fig Roll offers a beautiful fragrant sweetness, as opposed to sugary sweetness.


Roasted veal rib eye stuffed with cranberries, dates, sage & rosemary

Roasted veal rib eye stuffed with cranberries, dates, sage & rosemary

July 12th 2011By Joy of Kosher


Roasted Apple Slices with Date Honey

Roasted Apples with Date Syrup

August 19th 2013By Tamar Genger MA, RD

Simple roasted apples often made with brown sugar and cinnamon are enhanced here by using date syrup and cardamom. They make the perfect sweet treat any time. On their own, as an ice cream topping or mixed with some plain yogurt you will love the sweet aromatic flavor.


Lamb Kebabs on Cinnamon Sticks with Chutney

Lamb Kebabs on Cinnamon Sticks with Date and Mango Chutney

September 6th 2011By Danny Lerner


Date Glazed Roast Chicken

Date Glazed Roast Chicken

September 11th 2011By Jamie Geller


Date BBQ Sauce

date bbq sauce

June 6th 2012By Joy of Kosher

This sauce has a lot of ingredients, but the resulting flavor is so worth it and it should last in the fridge a few weeks. We have enjoyed it on burgers and chicken, it would probably be good on anything anytime.


Date & Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs

Date and Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs

January 10th 2012By Jamie Geller

Dates in Hebrew are tamarim, a play on the word yitamu, “[may our enemies be] destroyed.” Finished. Yesterday. And you don’t have to be a child to love Winnie-the-Pooh’s “hunny.” The ultimate symbol of sweetness, we consume honey as we pray for a “good sweet year.”


Dairy Free, Low Fat, Cranberry Pecan & Maple Muffins

Dairy Free, low fat, Cranberry Pecan & Maple Muffins

July 11th 2011By Joy of Kosher

A delicious low fat dessert or breakfast, non dairy and filled with fruit and nuts to fill you up and satisfy your taste buds.


Chocolate Cookie Pie Crust


Almond-Walnut Truffles

Almond-Walnut Truffles

June 5th 2015By Beth Warren

These almond-walnut truffles are amazing on their own or when rolled in unsweetened shredded coconut or unsweetened cocoa powder. They are a great snack, because they are packed with protein. The sweetness of the dates adds the perfect touch.


5 Date Recipes for your Seudah

Roasted Apples with Date Syrup

September 17th 2014By Rivka Lieberman