Fruited Passover Kugels Recipe - Delicious and Easy to Make

Fruited Passover Kugels

Fruited Passover Kugels Recipe - Delicious and Easy to Make
Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 35 minutes | Servings: 8


Fruited Passover Kugels
Fruited Passover Kugels

Fruited Passover Kugels are a delicious and traditional dish often enjoyed during the Passover holiday. This sweet and fruity kugel is a perfect addition to any Passover meal, adding a touch of sweetness and flavor to the table.


Passover kugels have been a staple in Jewish cuisine for generations, with variations of the dish being passed down through families. The combination of matzo, fruit, and spices creates a unique and flavorful dish that is enjoyed by many during the Passover holiday.


How to prepare

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
  2. Grease eight 6 oz (170 g) custard cups with 0.25 tsp of margarine each; set them aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine matzo and water; set it aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the remaining 3 tbsp plus 1 tsp of margarine with the sugar until it becomes light and fluffy.
  5. Add the egg yolks and continue beating until the mixture is well combined.
  6. Add the fruits, lemon juice, cinnamon, and matzo mixture, and stir to combine; set it aside.
  7. In a separate bowl, using clean beaters, beat the egg whites with salt until stiff peaks form; gently fold the whites into the batter.
  8. Spoon 0.13 of the batter into each prepared custard cup and bake until lightly browned, about 35 minutes.
  9. Let it cool for 5 minutes; using a spatula, loosen the kugels from the cups, transfer them to a wire rack, and let them cool completely.


  • Add raisins or dried apricots for additional sweetness and texture.
  • Use different spices such as nutmeg or allspice for a unique flavor profile.
  • Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar before baking for a sweet and crunchy topping.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form to ensure a light and fluffy texture in the kugels.

- Use a variety of fruits such as apples and prunes to add different flavors and textures to the dish.

- Allow the kugels to cool completely before serving to ensure they hold their shape and are easy to remove from the custard cups.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Fruited Passover Kugels as a side dish or dessert during your Passover meal. They pair well with roasted meats, salads, and other traditional Passover dishes.

Cooking Techniques

Be sure to beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form to ensure a light and fluffy texture in the kugels.

- Gently fold the egg whites into the batter to maintain the airy texture of the kugels.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use butter instead of margarine for a richer flavor.

- Substitute different fruits such as pears or peaches for a unique twist on the recipe.

Make Ahead Tips

Fruited Passover Kugels can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Simply reheat in the oven before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Fruited Passover Kugels in individual custard cups for a beautiful and elegant presentation. Garnish with a sprinkle of powdered sugar or a dollop of whipped cream for a finishing touch.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair Fruited Passover Kugels with a glass of sweet wine or a cup of hot tea for a delightful and satisfying Passover meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover Fruited Passover Kugels in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the oven at 350°F (177°C) until warmed through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Fruited Passover Kugels contains approximately 200 calories.


Each serving of Fruited Passover Kugels contains approximately 25 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Fruited Passover Kugels contains approximately 10 grams of fats.


Each serving of Fruited Passover Kugels contains approximately 5 grams of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

Fruited Passover Kugels are a good source of vitamin C from the apples and prunes, as well as iron and potassium.


This recipe contains eggs and margarine, which may be allergens for some individuals. Be sure to check for any allergies before serving.


Fruited Passover Kugels are a delicious and nutritious dish that provides a good balance of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, as well as essential vitamins and minerals.


Fruited Passover Kugels are a delicious and traditional dish that is perfect for the Passover holiday. With a sweet and fruity flavor, these kugels are sure to be a hit at your next Passover meal. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

The moment I discovered this recipe is a cherished memory. It was many years ago, when I was just a young girl living in a small village in Eastern Europe. Passover was approaching, and my grandmother, a wise and skilled cook, was busy preparing for the holiday. I remember watching her in the kitchen, her hands deftly mixing and measuring ingredients, her face radiant with joy as she worked.

One day, as she was making preparations for the holiday, she called me over and handed me a small scrap of paper. On it was written a recipe for Fruited Passover Kugels, a dish I had never heard of before. My grandmother explained that it was a traditional dish for Passover, made with matzo meal, eggs, and a variety of fruits and nuts. She told me that she had learned the recipe from her own mother, who had learned it from her mother before her.

I was fascinated by the recipe, and I begged my grandmother to teach me how to make it. She smiled and nodded, and together we set to work in the kitchen. She showed me how to soak the matzo meal in water until it was soft, then how to mix it with eggs, sugar, cinnamon, and a generous amount of chopped apples, raisins, and nuts. The aroma of the spices filled the kitchen, and I felt a sense of pride and accomplishment as I helped my grandmother prepare the dish.

As the kugels baked in the oven, my grandmother told me stories of her own childhood, of the Passover celebrations she had enjoyed with her family, of the recipes and traditions that had been passed down through the generations. I listened intently, absorbing every word, and feeling a deep sense of connection to my heritage and my family's history.

When the kugels were finally ready, we sat down together at the table to enjoy our creation. The dish was sweet and fragrant, with a delicate texture and a rich, comforting flavor. My grandmother beamed with pride as she took her first bite, and I knew that I had found a new favorite recipe that would become a cherished part of my own culinary repertoire.

Over the years, I continued to make Fruited Passover Kugels for my own family, adapting the recipe to suit my own tastes and preferences. I added extra fruits and nuts, experimented with different spices and flavorings, and made the dish my own. But no matter how many times I made it, the dish always reminded me of that special day in my grandmother's kitchen, when I learned to make it for the first time.

Now, as I pass the recipe on to my own grandchildren, I do so with a sense of pride and gratitude. I am grateful for the traditions and recipes that have been passed down to me, for the memories and connections they have brought me, and for the love and joy they have added to my life. And as I watch my grandchildren mix and measure, chop and stir, I know that they too are creating their own cherished memories, with Fruited Passover Kugels as a delicious and comforting link to the past.


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