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Pineapple Brown Sugar Kugel (pareve)
This recipe is kosher for Passover.
Pineapple Brown Sugar Kugel (pareve) | Pareve

Serves 10 to 12.

1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine

2/3 cup dark brown sugar

1 (20-ounce) can unsweetened pineapple slices or chunks (drained/juice saved)

1/2 cup pineapple juice from canned pineapple

8 matzos, broken in 1 1/2-inch-by-2-inch pieces

3/4 cup raisins

4 eggs

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1/3 cup kosher for Pesach coffee liqueur (optional)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

For Topping

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup chopped walnuts or almond slivers

1 tablespoon margarine, cut into pieces


Preheat oven to 350. Melt margarine and pour into a 9-by-13-inch baking pan, preferably glass. Make sure all sides are greased. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over bottom. Arrange pineapple slices to cover the bottom. In a bowl, cover matzo pieces with warm water to soften. Soak for 3 to 4 minutes. Drain, squeezing out liquid completely. In a bowl, cover raisins with hot water. Soak for 3 to 4 minutes to plump. Drain. In large bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, oil, reserved pineapple juice, liqueur and cinnamon. Mix the matzo and raisins into the egg mixture. Pour matzo mixture over pineapples in baking pan.