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~ kugel ~

A little sweet, a little savory…perfect as a side dish for apricot glazed ham, brisket, meatloaf or as an accompaniment to your bacon in the morning. I love the slight cinnamony, nutmeggy, appley flavors of this quintessential comfort food. Here’s my recipe.

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 pound broad egg noodles

6 large eggs

2 cups sour cream or Greek yogurt

1 cup sugar

8 oz. Neufchatel cheese, softened

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg

3 large apples, peeled, cored, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9×13 glass cake pan. Cook egg noodles according to package directions (just until al dente…about 6 minutes.) Drain and pour into a large bowl. Toss noodles with a little butter and cover to prevent sticking. In a seperate bowl, combine: eggs, yogurt, 3/4 cup of the sugar, 4 Tablespoons of the butter and the Neufchatel. Mix until thoroughly combined and smooth.

Heat 1 Tablespoon butter in a skillet. Add 2 Tablespoons of the sugar, the cinnamon and nutmeg. Add apples, and toss to coat. Stir occasionally until the apples are tender and caramelized (about 10 minutes.) Add apples to the egg mixture. Pour over the noodles and gently toss until thoroughly combined. Spread into buttered baking dish. Drizzle remaining butter over noodles. Sprinkle with remaining sugar (and a little more cinnamon and nutmeg to make it pretty.)

Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until top is a light golden color and the kugel is set. Allow to cool 15 minutes before cutting into squares and serving.

Enjoy!

~Melissa

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  16 comments for “kugel

  1. November 21, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Wow, what an interesting dish – it sounds German in origin… is it? I’m off to look it up 😀

    It looks quite delightful – A bit like an appley “potato” gratin, but with pasta instead… bet the nutmeg gives a great touch!

    • Melissa
      November 21, 2011 at 9:45 am

      I believe you’re right. I think it is German. It’s soooooo good. Just wait until you try it 😉

  2. November 21, 2011 at 11:40 am

    This sounds amazing… I definitely want to try this!

    • Melissa
      November 21, 2011 at 11:47 am

      I just had some with my breakfast….mmmmmm…. Enjoy! 🙂

  3. November 21, 2011 at 11:49 am

    I’m planning to make the Stuffed Meatloafs today for lunch. I’ll let you know how it goes! 🙂

    • Melissa
      November 21, 2011 at 11:54 am

      ooohhhh….they’re so good. 🙂 I bet you’ll like them. xo

  4. Kimber
    November 21, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Ohhhhhh this sounds different and yummy!!

    • Melissa
      November 21, 2011 at 10:20 pm

      It’s very good and hard to explain 🙂

  5. January 8, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    This looks so good. I love egg noodles. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Love seeing new faces, especially when you share something so new to me! Have a blessed week, and please come back again next Sunday!

    • Melissa
      January 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm

      Thanks for hosting, Love! I’ll definitely be back! 🙂

  6. December 22, 2013 at 11:27 am

    My grandmother made this , but using cottage cheese and macron.. thanks for memory and posting this. Merry Christmas!

    • Melissa
      December 27, 2013 at 9:58 am

      Hi Marilyn! Your grandmother’s version sounds wonderful! thanks for stopping by and for commenting 🙂 XO

  7. Hannah
    May 17, 2014 at 2:00 am

    Kugel is a traditional Jewish dish.

    • Melissa
      May 22, 2014 at 8:12 am

      Thanks, Hannah 🙂

  8. Ellynn
    January 11, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    My mother made a savory version which is a family favorite. It is:

    5 eggs
    1 stick of butter
    16 oz broad noodles
    1pt sour cream
    1 1/2 lb small curd or creamed whipped cottage cheese

    Mix eggs and butter with cooked noodles. Add sour cream and cottage cheese. Pour into 9×13 glass pan. Cover and bake for 45 minutes at 350. Uncover and bake an additional 20-30 minutes.

  9. Mary
    January 12, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    I am going to to try this. But I think I will omit the sugar, apples and cinnamon. I will add chicken tenders cut up and maybe broccoli or something else green.

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