MATZAH FRUIT KUGEL: Especially for Passover


9 sheets of matzah (broken in little pieces)
1 15oz. can fruit cocktail
1 15 oz. can sliced peaches
1 cup sugar (I use organic)
1 stick melted unsalted butter (save the wrapper to grease the pan)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or a bit more )
7 jumbo eggs (beaten)
1 cup dried fruit pieces (snipped small) Dried Mangoes &Berries from Costco=yummy!
2 teaspoons cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2.In a LARGE mixing bowl, crush matzah by hand into pieces the size of a quarter

3.Drain juice from the two cans of fruit into a large measuring cup, and add water to make 2 cups liquid

4.Pour liquid over matzah and stir to combine

5.Add 1 cup sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg

6.Add vanilla

7.Add 1 stick melted butter and stir to mix

8.Beat 7 jumbo eggs and add to the mixture

9.Add dried fruit and stir to combine

10.Grease a baking pan (9 or 10X13) I use the melted butter from the paper wrapper

11.Spoon the matzah mixture into the pan

12.Decorate the top of the kugel with the peach slices. (I make a flower)

13.Bake uncovered on the center shelf of a 350 degree oven for 1 hour.

14.Let stand for a while before cutting.

15.Great cold the next day…or warm…for breakfast…or dessert!

Blessings! Jamie