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Apple and Walnut Matzoh Kugel

Today’s PSA: You don’t have to be Jewish to buy and eat matzoh. And it doesn’t even have to be Passover to get it, unless you live somewhere without a large Jewish population — in which case you’re missing out anyway on a lot of good food, and you need to come to NYC, stat.  But whether you love or hate matzoh itself (let’s face it, it tastes like cardboard), you will absolutely love this apple and walnut matzoh kugel. It is so full of yum, I actually recommend doubling the recipe and making it in a 9″ x 13″ pan instead. My family demolishes it completely within mere hours of it coming out of the oven.

Apple and Walnut Matzoh Kugel

2 granny smith apples, diced
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/8 cup orange juice
4 sheets of whole wheat or regular matzoh
4 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup white sugar
4 tbsp grapeseed oil
handful of walnuts

Preheat oven 350 degrees. Mix together apples, brown sugar, and orange juice in a large bowl. Break apart matzoh into small pieces, and let soak in boiled hot water for a few minutes until soft but not too mushy. Whisk together eggs, salt, cinnamon, white sugar, and oil. Combine with matzoh, then add apples. Cover an 8″ x 8″ tray with parchment paper, and pour in the mix.  Sprinkle walnuts on top. Bake about 1 hour, or until kugel is totally dry when poked with a toothpick.

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3 responses to “Apple and Walnut Matzoh Kugel

  1. LDT January 5, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Looks delicious! Do you keep a bottle of grapeseed oil around? I only ever have olive, canola/vegetable, and sesame.

    • Renata January 5, 2012 at 5:59 pm

      Yep. It’s more neutral in flavor than some of the other ones, so you can use it in baking without your cake tasting like salad. Tho to be fair, I don’t actively keep sesame oil around… but I should. It’s awesome in stir fry.

  2. Malou Prestado January 5, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    This is so tempting! I can imagine the smell fresh from the oven which must just be amazing!

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