Hungarian Apple Crumb Kugel

Hungarian Apple Crumb Kugel
Paula Murphy

The first time I had this type of kugel I was visiting my parents in the Catskill mountains and it was made by the Satmar Hasidim who were originally from Satu Mare, Hungary. It was so rich and delicious, I had to make one myself. Apples are a traditional food for Rosh Hashanah, particularly when served with honey. The apple reminds us of the fruitfulness of life, and the honey represents sweetness. Together, they represent the hope for a sweet year and a sweet life.

The traditional Hebrew greeting for Rosh Hashanah is L’Shanah Tovah Tikatevu or "May you be inscribed (in the Book of Life) for a good year." In Yiddish, we say Gut Yuntif or "Happy holiday." Either way, I wish you and your family a Ziesen Yor, "A sweet year."

— Ziggy & Mimi Gruber and the whole Kenny and Ziggy’s family

8
Servings
352
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  Cup  firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2  Teaspoons  ground cinnamon
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  Pound  (1 stick) cold butter (may use margarine to make this vegan or parve)
  • 2  Tablespoons  honey
  • 2 1/2  Pounds  Golden Delicious apples (6-7)
  • 1  Cup  all-purpose flour

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease an 8- or 9-inch round spring form pan.

In a small bowl, whisk together sugar, flours, salt and 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon. With your fingers, a fork, or a pastry blender, blend in butter until it forms large clumps. Set crumble mixture aside.

Using an apple corer (or a sharp knife if you don’t have a corer), remove apple cores and segment apples into thin slices.
  
Put apple segments into a bowl large enough to move them around a bit and toss with remaining teaspoon of cinnamon, and honey. Spread apple mixture in baking dish and top with crumble mixture.

Put baking dish on a cookie sheet to avoid spill over onto oven floor. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until crumble is lightly browned and apples are tender. Let cool at least 30 minutes before serving.

 

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
28g
31%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
67g
52%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin A, RAE
5µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
18mg
24%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
80mg
8%
Choline, total
11mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Folate, total
180µg
45%
Iron, Fe
8mg
44%
Magnesium, Mg
33mg
10%
Niacin
8mg
57%
Phosphorus, P
139mg
20%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
11µg
20%
Sodium, Na
214mg
14%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
127g
5%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Apple Shopping Tip

When buying apples, they should be firm, free of bruises, and heavy for their size.

Apple Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.