Sephardic Wine and Fruit Pudding

These little squares, rich with dried fruits, nuts, and wine, are a delectable Passover dessert.

Makes: 24 or more little squares

  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup sweet Passover wine
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar or maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup matzo cake meal
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped walnuts

Combine the dried fruits with the wine in a small mixing bowl. Let soak overnight or for the good part of a day, then drain off any excess wine.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl, then stir in the soaked fruits. Pour into an oiled 9- by 13-inch baking pan. Bake, covered, for 45 minutes, then uncover and bake for 15 minutes more, or until the pudding looks dark but still moist and springs back at a gentle touch. Cool, then cut into small squares or diamonds to serve.


2 comments on “Sephardic Wine and Fruit Pudding

  1. Aline

    Hi Nava,
    Thank you for the Peasch recipes!
    I have been eating plant based for 2 years. I prefer to
    not any type of oil. What would be a substitute in this recipe?

  2. Nava Post author

    Hi Aline, you can use a little applesauce. You might need a tiny bit more than the amount of oil specified. Happy holiday!

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