A Lighter Kugel

    1 hour

    By using egg whites and less sugar than traditional apple kugel, you have a kugel that is much lighter. Spiced with cinnamon, this kugel is great all year round.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 cup hot water
    • 1 cup matzo farfel
    • 1/2 cup white sugar
    • 2 large apples, peeled, cored and grated
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 3 egg whites, stiffly beaten

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Spray a square baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
    2. In a large bowl, combine the water and farfel. Add the sugar, apple and cinnamon. Fold in the egg whites. Pour mixture into the prepared baking dish and dust the top with more cinnamon.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes.

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    This kugel was delicious. But after searching 4 stores for the matzo farfel, I finally found it, only to realize that it's really just crushed matzo that I could have made myself by crushing Matzo I could have purchased at the first store. Very easy to make (with a food processor to shred the apples) and smells declicious when baking.  -  27 Apr 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was good but too sweet for me. I tripled the recipe for a large seder I attended. It fit nicely in a 13x9 baking dish and I was able to make it the night before. We put it in the oven covered with foil at 250 while the seder was going on and took it out after about 45 min. It was still moist and great. It was served on the buffet with everything else instead of as a dessert. I think that was my first mistake. It was really good and the consistency was great, but I felt the sugar overpowered it. It actually had a sugar taste. There is a difference between something tasting sweet and something having a "sugar" taste. It did not go well with all the other food on the table. With apple and cinnamon you cannot go wrong, so I am not sure that I would go as low as half the sugar, but for tripling the recipe I would use just over a cup. I also took the advice of another reviewer and added an extra apple. I also opted to use Granny Smith apples. I cannot wait to make this again, just with lower sugar.  -  14 Apr 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Doesn't taste like a Passover recipe. Good enough to make all year round. Make for parents and requested another batch. Made it in a round cake pan and cut in wedges. Also made in muffin tins. Freezes very well.  -  01 May 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)