Thursday, September 17, 2015

Carrot-Apple Kugel

When I prepare for the holidays, I marathon cook.  So far today, I have made two broccoli kugels, 2 cauliflower-leek kugels, a ton of kneidlach (matzah balls) and this carrot apple kugel.  I didn't start till almost 2 o'clock.

We just finished the first two days of the holiday Rosh Ha Shana, head of the year, and while we eat well, that is not the priority.  The meals were good but my focus is on Succos which comes around in two weeks.  There are six major meals a week plus a seventh smaller one (not counting regular meals on the non-holidays.  Each meal has challah, a fish course with salad, soup, meat or poultry with a few side dishes and desserts.  By the last meal, I am full before we start.

Along side of the heavier dishes which I make ahead of time, I like to serve fresh vegetables to lighten the meals.  I also make the potato and apple dishes a day or two before the holiday since I don't find they freeze well.  So far I have two huge soups in the freezer and I want to make two more.  I just cook and cook with little thought to the menus.  I know, if I make some veggies, some protein and some grains, it will work out to be a rather balanced meal.  Salads are usually made fresh except for possibly a potato salad.

I have not thought much about desserts yet but I do have a few recipes, I have been saving to make.

I love fussing in the kitchen so this is not a chore for me.  There is contentment in the chopping and peeling.

Carrot-Apple Kugel


10 grated carrots (I used my food processor)

2-3 apples, grated in food processor with carrots

1 /3 cup oil
1/2 cup honey
4 eggs
1 teaspoon lemon rind
2 teaspoons vanilla

2 cups gluten free or AP flour


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Spray a baking pan with non-stick spray.
 Add to the carrots, apples, eggs. oil, honey and lemon rind.

Add flour to the carrot mixture.

 Pour batter into pan into 9 inch round baking pan and bake for 45 minutes or longer if still wet in the middle.

Eat and enjoy,


  1. Oh Chaya,
    Happy New Year!
    I'm still pooped from cooking for Rosh Hashanah and getting ready for Yom Kippur dinner before the fast. For Succos, I do lots of bean soups in the crock pot and love to just bake the winter squashes like butternut and acorn. My favorite meal lately is spiralized zucchini with marinara sauce.. Low carb and delicious.


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