Cranberry Apple Kugel

    1 hour 10 minutes

    Cranberry and apple matzo kugel makes a lovely dessert for Passover Seder. By using Granny Smith apples and dried cranberries, you get a tart yet sweet flavour.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 4 matzo sheets, crushed
    • 3 eggs, whisked
    • 1/4 cup (50g) white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 1/3 cup (80g) apple sauce
    • 3 Granny Smith apples - cored, peeled and diced
    • 1/2 cup (60g) dried cranberries
    • 1/4 cup (50g) white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Place the crushed matzos in a medium bowl then add enough water to cover. Let stand for 2 minutes then drain off excess water. Do not squeeze.
    2. To the bowl of matzo, add eggs, 1/4 cup sugar, salt, lemon juice and apple sauce. Stir to combine. Mix in the apples and dried cranberries. Spread the mixture evenly into a 2.5 litre baking dish. Mix together the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the top.
    3. Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven or until the top is golden and the apples are soft.

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    Tastey & easy. Instructions didn't say to grease the pan, so it stuck. Next time I'll know better.  -  01 Apr 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This has definite possibilities but I'm going to tweak it a bit. I substituted Splenda for the sugar & added raisons instead of the dried cranberries (so there'd be no extra sugar). Next time, I'm going to spray the pan with PAM, increase the applesauce (I used unsweetened) to 1/2 cup, increase the Splenda added to the mixture to 1/3 cup, & decrease the amount of Splenda & cinnamon used in the topping. I also will bake it for at least an hour as the apples weren't soft after 45 minutes. I'm also going to use whole wheat matzah.  -  18 Apr 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Made it last night for the sedar. It was wonderful. I did substitute raisins for the dried cranberries. I doubled the reicpe so I'd have some left over for tonight. Great  -  04 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)