Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
This only lasted a day in my house! I ate it breakfast, lunch, dinner, and as dessert! THAT'S HOW MUCH I LOVED IT! I re-created the recipe by adding craisins and less sugar. There's enough sweetness from the dried fruit and OJ.
- 4 large apples, Granny Smith, cored and diced
- 1⁄2 cup light brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup orange juice
- 6 plain matzohs
- 8 eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine, melted
- 1 cup craisins
- 1 cup dried apricot, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Toss the apples with the brown sugar and orange juice, set aside in a medium bowl.
- Break the matzoh into pieces and soak in 1 cup of warm water until soft but not mushy. Set aside.
- While the matzoh soaks, beat the eggs with a wire whisk in a large bowl until blended. Add the salt, sugar, cinnamon, melted butter, craisins, and apricots.
- Squeeze the liquid from the softened matzoh and add the matzoh to the egg mixture with the apples. Stir the kugel well and pour into a lightly greased casserole dish . Dot the top of the kugel with butter chunks.
- Bake the kugel for 1 hour. (Cover the top with foil if the top begins to becomes too brown early in the baking).
I'd give this five stars, if I hadn't altered the recipe a bit. I used 1/4 cup of honey and 1/4 cup of splenda to replace the 1/2 cup of white sugar, only three apples, two bananas, raisins instead of the craisins, left out the apricots per preference, added 1 cup of chopped walnuts, used 2 extra matzohs and one extra egg. The kugel turned out absolutely delicious, and was a huge hit at my son's birthday party. This recipe is a great base recipe to tweak per tastes. You can really add anything you want! Sweet, but not too sweet. Excellent!
Very good. The prep time was longer than the predicted 20 minutes - probably more like 30 or so. Not exactly a light food, but yummy.
Made for PAC, Spring 2007 ~ This was a nice kugel, & we enjoyed it a lot. However, I guess I missed the taste or the texture or the visual aspect of 'noodles' even though I KNEW there were no noodles included when I started making it! It IS an interesting dish, & I will make it again, next time specifically as a dessert! Thanks for the post!