Pareve Pinapple Kugel

Categories: B-shul, Beth El Cookbook, Religious School

Throughout October, all grades of Beth El Religious School made individual Pareve Pinapple Kugel in B-shul. Kugel is a baked casserole, most commonly made from egg noodles (Lokshen Kugel) or potato. It is a traditional Ashkenazi Jewish dish, often served on Shabbat and Yom Tov. I discovered in Wikipedia that the first Kugels were made from bread and flour and were savory rather than sweet. About 800 years ago, cooks in Germany replaced bread mixtures with noodles or farfel. Eventually eggs were incorporated. In Poland, Jewish homemakers added raisins, cinnamon, and cottage cheese to noodle kugel recipes.

It seems like 800 years ago but in fact was only about ten years ago when Deborah Genstein and I co-chaired the Beth El Nursery School Dinner. We planned a traditional chicken Shabbat dinner and created a pareve kugel recipe to accompany our main dish. It has been a very popular dish in both our households! I have substituted milk and added cottage cheese to make this a Dairy main-course for Yom Kippur break-fast and post Thanksgiving brunch with my family.

Many of you asked for the Pareve Pinaepple Kugel Recipe your children baked in B-shul. It is on page 156 of Beth El’s own Fishes, Knishes and Other Tasty Dishes. You can support Beth El and enjoy this recipe and many others submitted by the fabulous cooks among our members.  Buy the book–don’t wait for the movie!  You can order the book online by clicking the link above or buy it in the Judaica Shop!!!



Donate to a Fund

Honor or Remember a Loved One with a Donation!

Recent blog posts

A Day in the Life of a Religious School Student at Beth El

My name is Shayna Bennett and I’m a student teacher at Beth El. I have grown up at Beth El and have been able to call this amazing synagogue my home away from home. And now as a teenager I have the privilege of sharing my love of this place with the next generation of…

Read More
Read more

Blessings and Milkshakes

Blessings are like a stop sign to remind us to slow down and thank God.  Throughout the year in Bshul (cooking class) students have learned the blessings for every food group.  I introduced the hand-washing blessing, Yadiim, and repeat it at the beginning of every cooking lesson.  This keeps us holy and sanitary! For Shabbat…

Read More
Read more

Jenna’s Squad Gets Crafty

Jenna’s Squad got crafty this month!  First they decorated triangle-shaped Rice Krispie Treats for a gluten-free mishloach manot treat (see directions below.)  Then they decorated masks with feathers and gems.   This 7th grade group of girls is all ready for Purim! Ingredients Homemade Rice Krispie Treats cut into triangles Lollipop sticks 15 oz bar of…

Read More
Read more