With Passover fast approaching, we thought we should ask our friend Norene Gilletz of Gourmania.com for some traditional recipes. She suggested this apple Kugel and I’m glad to report that it’s simply delicious.
6 eggs, beaten
1/2 c sugar
6 apples, peeled and grated
1/4 cup matzo meal
juice of 1 lemon
1 c dried apricots, cut up
2 tbsp sugar mixed with 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs with sugar, mix well. Add apples, matzo meal and lemon juice. Mix until smooth. Soak apricots in hot water for 5 minutes, then drain.
Spray a 7×11 pyrex casserole dish (Virginie’s note: I used individual ramekins, baked them for 45 minutes) with non-stick spray. Spread half of the mixture on the pan. Add the apricots in a single layer over the batter. Top with remaining apple mixture. Spread evenly. Sprinkle cinnamon with sugar mixture. Bake for about an hour, until golden.
This recipe comes from Healthy Helpings by Norene Gilletz (formerly published as MealLeaniYumm!)
. If you are not making this for passover, or are not jewish and can mix dairy with your meal, try it with a vanilla custard sauce. It’s divine!
from Jennifer L.’s book, North Branch , MN
6 large baking apples
3/4 c raisins or snipped pitted dates
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. water
Core Apples; peel off a strip around the top of each. Place apples in a 10x6x2 inch baking dish. Fill apples with raisins or dates. I a sauce pan combine brown sugar, water, butter or margarine, cinnamon, and nutmeg; bring to a boiling; Pour hot sugar mixture around apples. Bake, uncovered, i a 350° oven about 1 hour or till apples are tender. Basting occasionally with the sugar mixture. Serve warm with light cream or ice cream.
Submitted by: Jennifer L