Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  170
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  40 g
  • Fat  1 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  29 mg
  • Potassium  118 mg
  • Phosphorus  167 mg
  • Calcium  16 mg
  • Fiber  2.3 g

Apple Cinnamon Farfel Kugel

Warm up your kitchen with Apple Cinnamon Farfel Kugel, a renal-friendly apple dessert from dialysis dietitian Adena.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Adena from New York.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 4" x 2.7" piece


  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 cup Matzo farfel
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large apples
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Peel, core and shred apples.
  3. Spray an 8" x 8" baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the hot water and farfel.
  5. Add the sugar, apples and cinnamon.
  6. Beat egg whites to a stiff peak. Fold in the egg whites.
  7. Add drained pineapple chunks and stir.
  8. Pour mixture into the prepared baking dish and dust the top with more cinnamon.
  9. Bake for 45 minutes.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 fruit
  • 1 starch
  • 1/2 high calorie 

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Matzo farfel is available in the Passover-product aisle in your supermarket.

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Apple Cinnamon Farfel Kugel

retiredteacher says:


What is matzo farfel? Is it regular Matzo crackers broken in to pieces? Also, what do you mean shred the apples? Thin slices?? Dietitian comment: Yes, matzo farfel is matzo that have been broken into small pieces. For the apple use a grater to shred.

Sep. 22, 2013, 8:15 PM - Inappropriate review?

Apple Cinnamon Farfel Kugel



What do you do with the 1/2 C pineapple chunks? Admin: Great catch Carol. I will find out from our dietitian contributor and update this recipe. Thanks,DaVita Dietitian Sara

Apr. 29, 2009, 4:17 PM - Inappropriate review?

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