Crown Maple Recipe
Crown Maple Recipe

Apple Maple Pecan Passover Pudding

Recipe Contest Entry By Linda WIen Murray, Tinton Falls, NJ

Apple Maple Pecan Passover Pudding is a twist on traditional bread pudding. This recipe uses both Crown Maple sugar and Medium or Dark Amber Syrup.


2 ½-3 pounds (6 apples) a mix of Granny Smith, Crispin, Matsu or Golden Delicious
2 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoon Crown Maple Medium or Dark Amber Maple syrup
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
2 tablespoons Crown Maple sugar
4 oz. matzo or matzo farfel broken into pieces
4 large eggs – room temperature
2 cups whole milk, divided – room temperature
½ cup heavy cream – room temperature
½ cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
¼ cup Crown Maple Medium or Dark Amber Maple syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup chopped pecans
1 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons Crown Maple sugar
3 tablespoons light brown sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Break the matzo into fine pieces and place in a large bowl. Warm 1 cup of milk and pour over the matzo. Mix to make sure all the matzo is covered. Set aside.
3. Peel, core, and slice the apples into 1/4" slices. In a large sauté pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the apple slices and cook until softened, 8 – 10 minutes. Add the maple syrup and sugars and toss. Reduce the heat to low and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Set aside.

Make the topping
1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter and cool slightly.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the chopped pecans, maple and brown sugars. Add the melted butter and toss to mix. Set aside.

Make the pudding
1. In a large bowl, combine the eggs and whisk. Add the remaining 1 cup milk and cream and whisk. Add the sugar, salt, maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon. Set aside.
2. Combine the apples with the matzo and gently toss to mix. Add the liquid mixture and gently mix. Pour into an 8” soufflé dish and sprinkle with pecan topping.
3. Place on a baking sheet and bake pudding for 1 hour or until the pudding is set. Let rest for 45 minutes before serving. Drizzle with additional maple syrup before serving.

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