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Sweet Matzah Brei

Sweet Matzah Brei Related:   breakfast & brunch, dairy, desserts & sweets, kid-friendly, Passover, vegetarian

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

This sweet matzah brei is awesome for breakfast, dessert or as a snack. It can be made with any variety of dried fruit, but I like the combination of dried apricots and sour cherries. There’s no need for additional sugar because there is enough sweetness from the dried fruit and chocolate! Instead of making the brei in a skillet, I like baking it, which makes it especially good for brunch and having guests over (double or triple as necessary).


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3 sheets matzah
  • Hot water
  • ½ cup dried apricots, chopped
  • ½ cup dried sour cherries
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, vanilla extract and milk. In a separate bowl soak matzah in just enough hot water to cover for 1 minute. Remove, breaking them up, and add to the egg mixture. Add the dried fruit and chocolate chip to the egg and matzah mixture and mix to combine. Grease a baking dish (about 8-by-6 inches) and pour in the mixture. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let stand for a few minutes before cutting into rectangles. Serve hot, at room temperature or even cold the next day. This will keep in the refrigerator for at least 3 days.

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