Passover Carrot-Apple Pudding

Passover Carrot Apple Raisin Pudding

This sweet side dish of spiced carrots and apples brightens the Passover dinner plate. Baked until crusty, it’s also yummy enough to be an everyday dessert with a dollop of coconut yogurt. Photos by Evan Atlas.

Serves: 6 to 8

  • 1/3 cup quinoa flakes
  • 5 large carrots, grated
  • 2 medium apples, peeled, cored, and grated
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons safflower or other neutral vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sweet Passover wine (or substitute
    pomegranate juice, or similar no-sugar dark red juice)
  • 1/4 cup natural granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice or nutmeg

Preheat the oven to 350º F.

Combine the quinoa flakes with 2/3 cup boiling water in a heatproof bowl. Let stand while the other ingredients are being prepared.

Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Pour in the quinoa flakes and mix well.

Pour into an oiled 9- by 5- by 3-inch loaf pan. Cover and bake for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake another 30 to 40 minutes, or until the top is nicely browned and crusty. Let cool. Slice and serve warm or at room temperature.

Passover Carrot Raisin Pudding


5 comments on “Passover Carrot-Apple Pudding

  1. Nava Post author

    Jodi, the quinoa flakes are kind of the “glue” that holds this together, but hopefully you can improvise with your quinoa. I’d say to overcook it a bit, so that it becomes rather mushy. So cook the 1/3 cup quinoa in 1 cup water. Once it’s absorbed, see if the quinoa is a bit overcooked, and if not, add another 1/4 cup water and cook until absorbed. This should work, and I hope it turns out well for you!

  2. Iris K

    I don’t use grains.. are the quinoa flakes a sub for eggs? If so, do you think flax or chia eggs would work? If yes, do you have an idea of how many?


  3. Nava Post author

    Hi Iris — yes, the quinoa flakes are a sub for eggs. Since I haven’t tried this with flax or chia “egg” I can’t say with 100% certainty, but I’d suggest the equivalent of two eggs.

  4. Abbie

    Hello. How are you? Would this work as muffins? This recipe looks absolutely delicious. I am so thrilled there is not any matzo meal or matzo cake meal. Thank you so much!

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