Aunt Reba's Matzo Kugel


Stirring up matzos for this recipe also stirs up fond memories of our family seders at my in-laws, Inez and Maurice’s home with all the kids, cousins and Aunt Reba’s delicious matzo kugel. This recipe adds just that special touch of sweetness to the meal. If you’re a fan of sweet kugel, you’re gonna love this!


  • 3 Matzos (soaked in cold water)

  • 3 Eggs, separated

  • ½ C Sugar

  • ½ tsp. Salt

  • ¼ tsp. Cinnamon

  • 3 Tbsp. Canola Oil

  • 2 Granny Smith Apples, peeled and sliced

  • 1 Lemon, zested

  • ¼ C Pecans, chopped

  • ½ C Raisins


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • Separate eggs. Beat egg yolks and add salt, sugar and cinnamon.
    Drain matzos and mix into egg yolk mixture. Add 3 tablespoons oil.

  • In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff and fold into mixture.

  • Grease pan. Pour half of mixture into pan;

  • Slice apples and add 1 tablespoon grated rind of 1 lemon on top of the mixture.

  • Add nuts and raisins. Pour rest of mixture in pan.

  • Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.

  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes in an 8 X 8 pan. Double the recipe for a 9 X 13 pan.


Smooch! xx Barbara