Recipe by Creative Baker
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.
Top Review by GraceGirl
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!
- 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
Directions See How It's Made
- 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).