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matzo apple orange kugel

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Helaine Norman
Sunrise, FL

I have been making this, my own, version of matzoh kugel (pudding) every Passover for at least 40 years and it is always a hit with family and friends, especially good as a side dish accompaniment with poultry.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Many kugels are made with noodles and we loved the matzo in this recipe. When baked, the matzo and egg have almost a bread pudding texture. The flavor is amazing. It's overloaded with apples and cinnamon. Orange zest adds a nice, fresh flavor. This is classified as a side dish, but could really be a dessert.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 12 +
prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For matzo apple orange kugel

  • 3
  • 6
    eggs, well beaten
  • 1/2-3/4 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 1/2 c
    raisins, any type note: may use craisins for a change.
  • 4 lg
    apples (any type, but I like delicious), peeled or partially peeled
  • 1 lg
    orange, zest only
  • 1/2 c
    almonds, chopped or sliced
  • 4+ Tbsp
    cinnamon-sugar mixture
  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine, melted

How To Make matzo apple orange kugel

Test Kitchen Tips
To wet the matzo, we poured enough water to wet them. Then stirred around to make sure coated. After we let them sit, we used a paper towel to squeeze out excess water. Also, we forgot to add the slivered almonds so we sprinkled them over the kugel once baked.
  • Soaking matzo in water.
    Break matzohs coarsely. Soak them in water just until soft (about 1 minute). Squeeze out excess water. (DO NOT OVER SOAK!)
  • Remaining ingredients added to the matzo.
    In a very large bowl, stir together the matzos and the eggs, sugar, salt, cinnamon, raisins, apples, orange zest, and almonds.
  • Mixture poured into a baking dish and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.
    Place in well-greased (or sprayed with Pam) baking pan or casserole dish. Sprinkle top with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Note: The orange rind is a must! Add extra for even more flavor.
  • Drizzling butter over the top.
    Drizzle butter or margarine over the top if desired.
  • Kugel baking in the oven.
    Bake at 350 until firm and browned (about 45 minutes).
  • Slice of Matzo Apple Orange Kugel.
    Note: This freezes well. I use the large slits of a hand grater, but you can use a food processor for speedier prep time.