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Apple Matzo Kugel

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Cuisine: Jewish Side dish

You need not sacrifice tradition or flavor to produce a healthy Seder feast. This recipe proves that point deliciously. -- Chris Rosenbloom, for the Journal-Constitution

Note: For Rosh Hashana and other holidays, dietary restrictions for Passover need not be observed as noted below. Regular margarine may be used.

Hands on time: 15 minutes  Total time: 1 hour  Serves: 6


    4 sheets of matzo

    3 eggs

    1/4 cup granulated sugar

    1/4 cup ( 1/2 stick) kosher-for-Passover margarine, melted

    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    3 apples, pared and chopped

    1/2 cup chopped walnuts

    1/2 cup golden raisins and/or dried fruit bits


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Break matzo, and soak in water until soft. Drain, but don't squeeze dry. Beat eggs with sugar, margarine, cinnamon and salt. Add matzo. Stir in chopped apples, nuts and raisins/dried fruit. Pour mixture into a casserole dish sprayed with kosher-for-Passover cooking spray. Bake for 45 minutes. -- From Atlanta registered dietitian Cheryl Orlansky


Per serving: 357 calories (percent of calories from fat, 40), 8 grams protein, 47 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams fiber, 16 grams fat (3 grams saturated), 106 milligrams cholesterol, 316 milligrams sodium.

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