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Cinnamon-Spiced Carrot Fruit Kugel

Carrot-Fruit KugelRecipe by Roberta L. Duyff, MS, RDN, FAND, CFCS

Originating with Jewish cultures of Eastern Europe, savory or sweet kugel is a baked egg dish, typically made with noodles or potatoes. Sweet fruit versions are enjoyed as a side dish or even as dessert. In this recipe carrots, apples, pineapple and dried cherries are the key ingredients, making this kugel a flavorful way to include fruit and vegetables on the menu.


Vegetable oil spray
4 cups shredded carrots
2 medium tart apples, cored and chopped
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
2/3 cup plain whole wheat breadcrumbs or matzoh meal*
1/2 cup dried cherries, cranberries, or currants
1/2 cup chopped, unsalted pistachios, divided
3 large eggs, separated
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

*During Passover, matzah meal should be used in place of breadcrumbs.


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Coat an 8-by-8-inch oven-proof baking dish with vegetable oil spray. Set aside.
  3. Combine the carrots, apples, pineapple, breadcrumbs, dried cherries, and 1/4 cup pistachios in a medium bowl.
  4. Beat the egg yolks. Add the vanilla, cinnamon, allspice and salt; blend well. Mix into the carrot-fruit mixture.
  5. In a separate bowl beat the egg whites until stiff. Gently fold the egg whites into the carrot-fruit mixture. Pour into baking dish. Top with the remaining 1/4 cup pistachios. Cover with foil.
  6. Bake for about 50 minutes, until the mixture is firm. Cool.
  7. To serve, cut in 8 portions.

Nutrition Information

Serves 8.

Calories: 190; Calories from fat: 50; Total fat: 6g; Saturated fat: 1g; Trans fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 80mg; Sodium: 220mg; Total carbohydrate: 29g; Dietary fiber: 5g; Sugars: 16g; Protein: 6g