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
361
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.

 

 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
18%
Sugar
45g
N/A
Saturated Fat
7g
37%
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Protein
2g
4%
Carbs
63g
21%
Vitamin A
101µg
11%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.6mg
3.2%
Vitamin K
4µg
5%
Calcium
44mg
4%
Fiber
4g
17%
Folate (food)
10µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
46µg
12%
Folic acid
24µg
N/A
Iron
1mg
7%
Magnesium
14mg
3%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
6%
Phosphorus
36mg
5%
Polyunsaturated
0.5g
N/A
Potassium
204mg
6%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
7.1%
Sodium
158mg
7%
Sugars, added
31g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.9%
Trans
0.5g
N/A
Zinc
0.2mg
1.4%

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