The Miracle of the Oil

When cultures collided in one family’s Raleigh kitchen, a new food tradition — part Jewish, part Southern Baptist — was born. Two treats served each year for Hanukkah — latkes and sufganiyot, or jelly doughnuts — got updates. The Jewish husband was mesmerized. The Southern wife had a secret.

Apple Dumplings

These Granny Smith apples are wrapped in a buttery dough, baked in a cinnamon-brown sugar syrup, and topped off with vanilla ice cream.