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Yam & Potato Kugel
with Orange Essence Prune Haroset

No recipe image available.A honey-sweetened yam and potato side dish topped with orange-scented prune haroset for Passover.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 medium fresh yams
2 medium russet potatoes
3 large eggs
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
3 tablespoons matzo meal
1 tablespoon margarine
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
1 cup Orange Essence Prune Haroset (recipe follows)
1/3 cup orange essence prunes
1 cup chopped apple
1/4 cup apricot jam

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Coat 9x9-inch baking pan with vegetable cooking spray.
  2. Thinly slice yams and potatoes; place in separate bowls, cover with water.
  3. Whisk together eggs, onion, matzo meal, margarine, salt and pepper.
  4. Drain water and arrange potatoes in prepared baking pan to within 1/2-inch of edges; top with yam slices. Pour egg mixture over yams. Cover with aluminum foil.
  5. Bake 1 hour or until potatoes are soft when pierced.
  6. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients for topping. Remove foil and spoon topping over kugel. Bake uncovered, 10 minutes.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

For Orange Essence Prune Haroset: In food processor bowl, place 6 ounces (about 1 cup) Orange Essence Prunes, 3 ounces dried apricots (about 3/4 cup), 2 small red delicious apples, cored and quartered, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, and 1/4 cup sweet kosher wine or sweet white wine. Process until coarsely chopped or to desired consistency. Serve remaining haroset with matzo crackers. Makes about 2 1/2 cups.

Recipe courtesy of the National Honey Board.