This version of matzo pudding or kugel is always on our Seder table. It is sweet without being dessert-like and goes really well with chicken or brisket.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a small (casserole with butter or margarine and set aside.
Soak the matzo pieces in the bowl with a few cups of water for a few minutes until just soft, but not disintegrated. Drain well, pressing the matzohs with your hand so most of the water drains out.
Add the sugar and cinnamon, grated lemon peel, and eggs. Mix well, but not too roughly. The matzo may break up more and the resulting mixture has matzoh pieces of varying sizes.
Pour the mixture into the casserole and dot with butter or margarine. Bake for 35-45 minutes until the top of the casserole is browned and crisp. (If the top isn't browning, turn the heat up during the last 5 minutes or so to 375 degrees.) Serve hot.
I've found the easiest way to prepare the apples is to peel them, cut them into quarters, then slice each one thinly and cut the slices into thirds.
If you are concerned about them turning brown, sprinkle a bit of lemon juice on the apple pieces.