Passover Recipes: Nut Free Haroset & Matzo Kugel via Marcia Selden Catering

Marcia Selden Catering

It's never too late to add a few new Passover recipes to the menu. Here are two more great Passover classics from Marcia Selden Catering including a Nut Free Haroset and a delicious Matzo Kugel. 

Sweet Apple Matzo Kugel 

3 Matzos6 eggs

4 tart apples, shredded½ c. sugar

1 T. grated orange rind                         

¼ t cinnamon

¼ c. melted butter

½ c raisins

 ½ t. salt

½ c. almonds, chopped

2 Tbl. Melted Butter - Additional Matzo Meal - Cinnamon – Sugar mix

Crumble matzo into warm water and soak until soft. Beat eggs well. Add salt. Squeeze the matzo dry and add into the eggs. Add butter, apples, orange rind, cinnamon, sugar, raisins and almonds. Blend. It must be a loose mixture so that it doesn’t dry out when baking. Can add OJ, if needed.  Place in a well-buttered casserole. Pour 2 T. melted butter over the top and sprinkle with matzo meal and cinnamon – sugar mix .Bake in a 350 oven - 45 minutes.

Nut Free Haroset

2 small pears, cored and coarsely chopped

12 dried apricot halves, chopped (I think you could use other dried fruit, prunes for example if you can't find apricots that are kosher for passover)

1/4 cup raisins

1 1/2 tsp honey

1 tsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp cinnamon

2 tablespoons red wine (or grape juice)

Combine everything except the wine or juice in a medium bowl. Once it's all mixed together, stir in the wine or juice. 



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