Matzo Brei with Caramelized Apples

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Matzo Brei with Caramelized Apples

About This Recipe



  • 2 firm apples, peeled cored, and quartered
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter plus extra, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup, plus more for serving
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 pieces lightly salted matzoh


  1. 1

    Slice each apple quarter lengthwise into 4 pieces. Heat a saute pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons of the butter, followed by the apples. Cook the apples, flipping them occasionally, until they are tender and lightly browned, about 6 minutes. Add the cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of the maple syrup and cook for 1 minute. Turn off the heat and transfer the apples to a covered dish to keep warm.

  2. 2

    Whisk together the remaining 2 tablespoons of maple syrup with the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and salt. Pour the batter into a pie dish.

  3. 3

  4. 4

    Heat the saute pan over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon of the butter. When the butter is hot, pull several pieces of the matzoh out of the batter and put them in the pan. Cook for 1 1/2 minutes. You can drop a teaspoon of batter into the matzoh here and there as it cooks to make it fluffier, or to join smaller broken pieces together. Flip the matzoh with a spatula and cook the second side until golden brown, 1 1/2 minutes more. Drop more butter in the pan and repeat with the remaining matzoh and batter.

  5. 5

    Serve as soon as it comes out of the pan with the apple slices and extra maple syrup. It will disappear very fast!


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