Passover Apple Crumble
  • the topping
  • 2 cups matzoh meal
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon HOT red pepper powder
  • ( inhances the cinnamon)
  • 1/2 teasp ground cloves
  • 1/2 teasp ground ginger
  • 1/4 lb (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • the filling
  • 7 granny smith apples
  • 2 tblspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teasp ground cloves
  • 1/2 teasp ground ginger
  • 3 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • can add some sugar, but i don't..
  • 1/2 cup
  1. 1/2 cup
  2. make the topping first, as it needs to chill for 30 minutes
  3. in a food processor, process the matzoh meal until it is as close to flour consistancy as possible, then add spices and brown sugar, then put in chunks of cold butter, and process until it is all evenly mixed. chill topping for 30 minutes in refrigerator.
  4. **note*** taste the streusel topping before you remove it from the food processor, it may need more cinnamon to counteract the "toasted" flavor of the matzoh meal.. i made it twice, (everyone went so nuts for the first one, i dropped another one off for the rest of the week) and the second batch needed more cinnamon
  5. thinly slice the apples, mix spices, arrowroot (and sugar if using) and add spices to applesauce, and toss to coat
  6. bake for 20 minutes @350...., then top with the streusel topping, and bake another 40 minutes, until topping is crisp, and apple filling begins to bubble up thru the topping.
usually i bring a flourless chocolate cake to my friends' seder each year, (and because i'm not jewish, they always remind me it can't contain flour!!) but my friend's dad looves apple pie, so this year i decided to try using kosher for passover matzoh meal instead of flour for the struesel topping, and it came out pretty good... i used a disposable aluminum cake cleanup!!