Apple Raisin Noodle Kugel

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Apple Raisin Noodle Kugel

Happy Jewish New Year - Rosh Hashanah!

My friend Jami's mom makes the best noodle kugel. I've made it twice for Hanukkah in 2008 and 2007.

This year, I decided to mix it up a bit and added one small diced apple and 1/2 cup golden raisins. And luckily, I haven't packed up my 9 x 13 pan and old school electric mixer yet.

The kugel is divine. I can eat it hot, cold, at the table, standing in the refrig in the middle of the night...except this year I can't have dairy so I'm bummed. However, the staff at the library enjoyed it. (And believe me, this is a dairy consortium! Butter, sour cream, cream cheese and cottage cheese!)

There are Parve (non-dairy) kugels that can accompany meat dishes, and I'll definitely try that next year.

Apple Raisin Noodle Kugel

Apple Raisin Noodle Kugel
From my friend's Jami's mom, Mrs. S in San Diego!

8 oz. medium egg noodles
6 eggs
1 lb. (16 oz.) carton cottage cheese, small curd
3 oz. small cream cheese [FYI: A regular brick is 8 oz.]
1/2 pint = 1 cup = 8 oz. container sour cream
1/4 lb. = 1 stick butter, melted
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Handful of cornflake crumbs to thicken the noodle-egg mixture a bit

1 diced apple (I used a Granny Smith)
1/2 cup golden or regular raisins (I used golden)

Cook and drain noodles. Beat eggs well, add rest of the ingredients and beat well. By hand, mix in the drained noodles and optional diced apples and raisins. The mixture will be watery. Don't be tempted to add more noodles. They will totally expand while baking.

Mix together:
1 cup corn flake crumbs
1/2 stick butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon

Grease a 9 x 13 pan well and add mixture. Sprinkle topping on. Bake 1 to 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees, uncovered. (Last night, I baked it for 1 1/2 hours, but I think an hour 15 would have been okay too.)

Apple Raisin Noodle Kugel
To those celebrating the Jewish New Year, best wishes to you and your family for a wonderful and peaceful year.

And to those who just love noodles, sweetness and lots of dairy, make this yummy kugel!
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Rosa's Yummy Yums said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, I love Noodle Kugel! This one looks really tempting!



Jami said... [Reply to comment]

That is so weird... MY mom (also "Jami's mom") makes delicious kugel from a nearly-identical recipe. (No raisins or apples, though.)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

OH YUM... I have never tried Kugel before.. I think... nevertheless.. it looks and sounds fantastic..

Hilary said... [Reply to comment]

I love it, too! It's such a weird and wonderful dessert.

Poppy Loves said... [Reply to comment]

Yeah! A blog about kugel! About time miss. Thank you :-) I'm dreaming in noodles..

Ju (The Little Teochew) said... [Reply to comment]

My goodness, I have never seen these before and they are adorable!! Quirky in a good way ;)

Debbie said... [Reply to comment]

Oh it looks terrific. Have eaten this before but never made it myself.

Dolce said... [Reply to comment]

I have never tried it. Noodles in a dessert definitely sounds strange to me!

Jacque said... [Reply to comment]

How interesting... I've never heard of such a treat.

It does look cool and delish.

emiglia said... [Reply to comment]

I'm not Jewish adn have never tried jugel (I know that's not a real excuse). All of the recipes I see on blogs make me really want to try making it though!

Jules Someone said... [Reply to comment]

I'm a savory kugel girl, myself. I can't do the sweet ones. Mine is made with caramelized onions. Yum!

Esme said... [Reply to comment]

Have you baked anything from Sky High Cakes-I bought the book but have yet to bake anything?

The Blonde Duck said... [Reply to comment]

I giggle at kugels. :)

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

Good luck with your move....I love kugel...yum!

Nutmeg Nanny said... [Reply to comment]

I don't think I have ever had kugel. It looks tasty:)

Katie said... [Reply to comment]

Wow it looks and sound delicious but I've never heard of a kugel before - you learn something new everyday :)

Nancy/n.o.e said... [Reply to comment]

There is nothing as good as a good kugel! Sorry you're dairy-less at the moment, but I know your cw's were thrilled to see this coming.

eatme_delicious said... [Reply to comment]

I've been craving noodle kugel! This looks so good.

Madam Chow said... [Reply to comment]

I love kugels, but rarely get a chance to eat them. And this one looks so good!

The Glam-brarian said... [Reply to comment]

For all of those who think kugel is a desert, it is a side dish. I make different types, from fruit, to souffle to potato depending on the occasion. It's more of a caserole than anything. Something sweet and something sour or salty with a meal, just a Central and Eastern European thing I guess.....

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

This looks so amazing! I was searching for a good apple noodle kugel recipe since I have a load of apples left from apple picking a few weeks ago. Will be making this, but if I doubled the noodles (1lb) should I also double the sour cream and cottage cheese? I'm not sure I'd want to double the eggs! LOL

The Food Librarian said... [Reply to comment]

Lisamichele, I would not double the noodles unless you double everything else - make two batches. The noodles WAY expand and although you think you aren't using that many noodles, they take over the dish! :) I increased the noodles by 1/2 once and regretted doing that. However, if you like a very noodle-filled kugel, go for it...but I would double everything and bake in two pans or something extra extra large. - mary the food librarian

AnickH said... [Reply to comment]

almost all the other online recipes don't have cream cheese in their ingredients lists. wtf?? doesn't noodle kugel have to have cream cheese??? all i know is i like mine with cream cheese. this one looks awesome

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