My favorite Passover family recipe: my great grandma Helen’s sweet kugel


Pictured here is the original recipe card written by my great grandma Helen (top left) and my Nana and I holding the finished sweet kugel before our Passover Seder.

One of my favorite Passover dishes, my Great Grandmother Helen Feldman’s sweet kugel always warms my heart (and my stomach) around springtime. It is a tradition for my Nana and I to cook together before our big seder. We spend lots of time in the kitchen laughing, listening to music and making memories while remembering our family who passed these recipes down to us!



  • 1 Ib Matzo Farfel
  • 7 eggs
  • 3 bars margarine – melted
  • 1 large can of peaches (keep syrup) 
  • 2 apples – peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 cup of sugar (¾ cup fructose) 
  • Syrup of canned fruit 



Pre-heat oven: 350 degrees 

  1. Pour hot water over farfel and drain (don’t soak)
  2. Separate eggs (beat egg whites stiff; mix egg yolks)
  3. Mix farfel and egg yolks
  4. Melt shortening and add to farfel
  5. Add juice, sugar, vanilla and salt
  6. Fold in egg whites and pour into pan
  7. Layer peach and apple slices on top

Bake for 45 minutes – 1 hour

(To half the recipe use 3 large eggs and half of everything else!)