Sweet & Sour Baked Eggplant

My friend Pnina has given me recipes over the years but this year she gave me 2 new ones to try! The first one is this delicious & simple baked eggplant casserole. 

I am not sure where Pnina got this recipe from but I am glad she has shared it with me! I called it a casserole because a baked eggplant dish implies that the eggplant is sliced, or layered with cheese or meat etc.  This dish is all eggplant…mixed with some delicious ingredients to make a very tasty side dish.

I plan to serve this as a side dish for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, where traditionally the foods eaten at this time are sweet to symbolize our wish for a sweet new year, Of course, it is perfect for anytime of year!

This recipe makes a large quantity so you can make less if you want…or freeze it..or just eat it all up!

Here is the recipe


3 eggplants

1 lemon

1/2 cup orange marmalade

1/2 cup orange juice

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 tsp chili flakes or to taste

1 tsp soya sauce

1/2 cup ketchup

1/2 cup olive oil *** divided into 1/4 cup + 1/4 cup


  1.  Peel & cube the eggplant into small pieces & set aside into a large bowl
  2. Finely grate the peel of the lemon & add to the eggplant.
  3. Juice the lemon & add it to the eggplant
  4. Mix the orange marmalade, orange juice, chili flakes, soya sauce, ketchup & 1/4 cup of olive oil together in a bowl, or large measuring cup, then add the liquid to the eggplant & combine
  5. Put the eggplant mixture into a baking dish….I used a 9 x 13 pan
  6. Pour the remaining 1/4 cup olive oil over the top of the eggplant
  7. Bake at 350f for 1 1/2 hours until the eggplant is soft…time might vary depending on the size you cut your eggplant.



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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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