Delicious Passover specialty that's easy and can be served with either meat or dairy dinners! Can also be made ahead and cooked later.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place the crumbled matzos in a medium bowl, and add enough water to cover. Let stand for 2 minutes, then drain off excess water. Do not squeeze.

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  • To the bowl of matzo, add eggs, 1/4 cup sugar, salt, lemon juice and applesauce. Stir to combine. Mix in the apples and dried cranberries. Spread the mixture evenly into a 2 quart casserole dish. Mix together the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar, and cinnamon; sprinkle over the top.

  • Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the top is golden, and the apples are soft.

Nutrition Facts

180.6 calories; protein 4g 8% DV; carbohydrates 38.7g 13% DV; fat 1.9g 3% DV; cholesterol 69.8mg 23% DV; sodium 317.7mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (41)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2003
Tastey & easy. Instructions didn't say to grease the pan so it stuck. Next time I'll know better. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/18/2004
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. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
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Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2003
Tastey & easy. Instructions didn't say to grease the pan so it stuck. Next time I'll know better. Read More
(57)
Rating: 3 stars
04/18/2004
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2007
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 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2007
Great tasting side dish or dessert! It was simple to make and bake! I loved the fact that it was a low fat - low calorie dish that didn't taste low in fat and calories! Good addition to any dinner meal! I used Gala apples in mine and adjusted the recipe to yield 12 servings and baked it in a oval baking dish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2003
I tried this recipe for our Passover Seder and it was delicious! Everyone at the table loved it. It was easy to make and very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2008
Very good especially for a Passover recipe. Used 2 very large apples and raisins instead of cranberries. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2011
Two years in a row, I've been the star of both seders and chavurah (friends) gatherings with this simple but utterly delicious recipe!! It is a teen favorite too, and can cross over to dessert as well as entree. Very healthy too. One of the most successful matzo recipes ever!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2007
Made this Tues. It went over so well that I had to make another one right there and then- everyone was willing to wait for another piece- this was a crowd of people who watch their weight so I substituted the baking form of splenda and sugar free applesauce also spread a thin layer of applesauce on top and left out the cranberries I also put 2 tablespoons of potato flour to make it a more firm texture i made it to serve 15 and did not have enough!!!Even the kids loved it Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2007
Excellent recipe! I usually don't enjoy kugel but I found this recipe to be quite tasty. I used only 3 matzo crackers and crushed the heck out of them. The dish was moist sweet and delicious. Read More
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