Sweet Potato Kugel- Secret Recipe Club

by Heather on February 6, 2012

The Secret Recipe Club took January off, but things are rolling along and looking as great as ever! I’m now in the group that posts at the very beginning of the month, and hopefully, even with the babies here, I’ll be able to continue being part of the group- it’s fun :) My blog for February was Bizzy Bakes. If you ever need a kugel recipe, this is the blog to check out! She is quite the experienced one in this field especially, and there are a good amount of varieties of kugel that I had never even considered to try. Also, Bizzy is excellent at posting consistently (I need to learn from her!) and she has tons of recipes on her site.

We still have sweet potatoes left from when I made sweet potato fries, so naturally, I went with Bizzy’s sweet potato kugel. Grating potatoes is kinda fun! It was my first time doing that, along with grating an apple. This is a super healthy side dish that would go great with a  traditional family dinner. It is light and the bottom of it is the extra special part where the eggs coagulate the ingredients to make it the “treat” of the dish.

Sweet Potato Kugel

3 large sweet potatoes
1 crispy apple
3 eggs
1 cup raisins
1/4 cup orange juice
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
Spray cooking oil to grease pan

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 8 inch square pan or round baking dish with cooking spray. In a small bowl, soak the raisins in orange juice, adding water so the raisins are covered. (You can speed up the plumping by microwaving for 30-45 seconds.)

Peel the sweet potatoes. Using a grater blade on a food processor or a box grater, grate them. Put the grated sweet potatoes in a large mixing bowl. Beat the eggs. Mix into sweet potatoes. Grate the apples, add to the sweet potato and egg mixture. Stir in the salt and spices. Add the nuts, raisins and soaking liquid. Stir.
Pour/scoop mixture into your baking dish, smoothing flat.

Bake 40 minutes or so, until the edges are a little browned and the top gets golden. Let it cool a bit, then scoop out to serve.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

sara February 6, 2012 at 10:59 am

Gorgeous! This looks super delicious – what a great side dish and a great choice for SRC! :)

Monica @ The Yummy Life February 6, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Looks so healthy and yummy! Sweet potatoes are such a super food. Great SRC pick!

Lisa~~ February 6, 2012 at 2:28 pm

This sounds like a delicious kugel, I’ve never had one made wit sweet potatoes.

If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my SRC entry: Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites

Cook Lisa Cook

Stephanie February 6, 2012 at 5:35 pm

What a great brunch dish, too!

Bizzy February 6, 2012 at 6:39 pm

I love how you made the kugel look. I have to learn from you. I am glad you liked it. Thanks for your kind words. How did we get each other in this? Have you been over to my blog?

Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies February 6, 2012 at 6:50 pm

What a delicious way to use sweet potatoes and such a pretty dish too.

Danielle February 6, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Heather, you are one serious food-bloggin’-lady to be posting a mere week after having twins! :)
I’ve never heard of kugel. Is that strange? Perhaps I’ll have to try it.

Heather February 6, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Danielle, for once, I actually planned ahead and wrote this up about 2 weeks ago, scheduled to post today :) I wish I could always do things like that!

Tessa February 6, 2012 at 9:24 pm

I’ve never had or heard of kugel, but now I am really intrigued. This looks good! Great pick for SRC.

Sarah, Simply Cooked February 7, 2012 at 4:49 am

I’m ashamed that I have never heard of a kugel before. This almost sounds like a dessert; just serve it with some heavy cream drizzled on top. Your photos are gorgeous. Great pick.

Ali February 8, 2012 at 7:50 am

I love the combination of sweet potatoes, apples and raisins. This can be a healthy breakfast alternative to my everyday oatmeal! Yum!

Susie Bee on Maui February 9, 2012 at 11:53 am

What a great recipe to pick! I’m adding this to my side dish collection (I might throw in some turkey bacon too!)

Kim Bee February 9, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Oh how lovely. I got assigned Bizzy Bakes before and loved her site. This kugel is to die for. Looks positively delish.

Margaret February 15, 2012 at 1:36 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE sweet potatoes. Have to try this one. Looks fantastic!!

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