Sunday, September 28, 2008

An Apple a Day...

If you are looking for an apple dish for yom tov that is a little bit different the following apple kugel recipe might do the trick for you.

Apple Kugel Recipe


One box unflavored couscous, whole grain preferable
5 large apples
scant ½ cup splenda, or equivalent in sugar or honey
apple pie spice
Vanilla extract
One cup of egg whites


Prepare couscous according to package directions, omitting oil and salt.

Peel and core the apples.

Place four apples in chunks in the bowl of a food processor. Process until coarsely chopped.

Into bowl of processor add Splenda, ½ teaspoon cinnamon and ½ teaspoon apple pie spice. Add in one tablespoon of vanilla extract. Pulse a few times to mix spices into apples.

Add half the prepared couscous mixture to the processor bowl.

Pour in half the egg whites into the processor bowl.

Process until fairly smooth. Place in a mixing bowl.

Place the remaining egg whites and couscous into the food processor. Process until smooth. Add to the mixture in the mixing bowl.

Take the remaining apple and process only into large chunks. Add to the mixture in the bowl.

Mix the mixture in the bowl so that both batches are completely incorporated. If mixture should be too stiff, add ¼ cup egg whites.

Spray a baking pan—two 8x8x2 square pans or one 8-16x1 pan or one 9x13x2 pan.

Place the kugel mixture into the pan making sure the mixture is evenly distributed and that the top is smoothed out.

Lightly oil spray the top of the kugel.

Place in an oven at 350 for one hour, until lightly browned on top and firm to the touch.

Note: This can be served hot or cold. It also freezes well.
Note: You can add a handful of golden raisins along with the large chunks of apple if your family likes them.
Note: You may need to adjust the Splenda according to your taste and also on whether you are using sweet or sour apples.
Note: If you don’t want to use Splenda, sugar or honey may be substituted


Anonymous said...

this looks really interesting. I look forward to trying it out!

Anonymous said...

Made this yessterday and it came out great. I used sugar because I didn't have splenda and I added the raisins. Only problem is everyone noshed from it yesterday and only about half is left for yom tov. Best part is that my husband who won't touch couscous and anything whole wheat had no idea what he was eating. Think I'll wait a dozen years before I tell him.

SaraK said...

Sounds really good, I will try it! L'shana tova

Gila said...

shana tovah ProfK!