Joy’s Pineapple Kugel for Passover

27 Mar

Passover pineapple kugel

This is a very easy Passover recipe from my machatenista Joy Gardin. If you are not Jewish, you may not know that very useful Yiddish term for the mother-in-law of your child. A child’s father-in-law is a mechutan and together they are the machatunim. 

Anyway, this makes a nice change at Passover because it doesn’t contain any matzo meal, farfel or anything else to give it a distinctive Passover taste. It would be a good recipe for gluten-free people as well. Serve it as a side dish or even for dessert, because it’s sweet enough.


4 eggs
½ cup oil
½ cup sugar
4 Tbs. potato starch
1 Tbs. vanilla sugar (optional)
1 tsp. baking powder (optional)
1 20 oz. can crushed pineapple, drained


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix all ingredients except pineapple and stir well. Add drained pineapple and mix. Bake in a 9-inch round pan for about 40 minutes or until firm and lightly browned.

Serves 6 to 8



7 Responses to “Joy’s Pineapple Kugel for Passover”

  1. Joy Gardin March 27, 2018 at 1:39 pm #

    Bobbie — you’re making me famous! I have used this recipe for company that was gluten free and they loved it. Enjoy and have a wonderful Pesach. Joy

  2. Bobbie March 27, 2018 at 2:06 pm #

    Same to all of you!

  3. Beverley March 30, 2018 at 1:37 am #

    Very tasty looking dish. Is there anything else that we can use instead of potatoes starch?

    • Bobbie March 30, 2018 at 9:22 am #

      Never tried it another way. You could google subs for potato starch.

      • Beverley March 30, 2018 at 4:57 pm #

        Okay. Thankd

  4. Tonia's Castle July 3, 2019 at 12:32 am #

    thank you so much for this recipe! it looks yummy and this especially great that it’s gluten free.

    in the Mexican culture, the mother in law of the child is called comadre and the father is the compadre (both are called compadres).

    I have a Jewish comadre and I must remember to call her machatenista. Thank you! 🙂


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