Every Pesach in my mother’s house, we all chipped in with the cooking, each preparing the recipes we loved most. My sister Chana Rivka always made the apple cobbler (and still does). It’s a family favorite that always disappears very quickly. Enjoy!

3 yellow apples, peeled and thinly sliced
2 Bartlett pears, peeled and thinly sliced
¼ cup orange juice
cinnamon, for sprinkling
1 cup potato starch
1 cup ground walnuts
¾ cup sugar
1 heaping tablespoon vanilla sugar
½ cup oil

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare the crumb topping: Combine potato starch, walnuts, sugar, vanilla sugar, and oil in a mixing bowl. Mix until crumbs form.
  3. Place the sliced apples and pears in a baking dish or 9-inch round pan.
  4. Toss the fruit with orange juice and sprinkle with cinnamon to coat the top.
  5. Spread crumb topping over fruit (Note: Alternatively, you can also place ⅓ of the crumbs in the bottom of the pan). Bake for 45 minutes or until a bit golden brown.


Yield: 8 to 10 servings

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