Noodle Kugel with Apricot Nectar

    1 hour 10 minutes

    Kugels were originally a savoury dish but now have many sweet and savoury variations. Noodles are often a common base ingredient as in this sweet version.

    22 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • Base
    • 230g wide egg noodles
    • 70g butter, softened
    • 90g cream cheese, softened
    • 3 eggs, beaten
    • 1/2 cup (100g) white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 cup (250ml) apricot nectar
    • 1 cup (250ml) milk
    • 1/2 cup (80g) sultanas
    • Topping
    • 1 1/2 cups cornflake crumbs
    • 130g butter, softened
    • 1/4 cup (50g) white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease a 23x23cm baking dish.
    2. Base: Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to the boil. Stir in egg noodles and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    3. In a medium bowl thoroughly mix egg noodles with 70g butter, cream cheese, eggs, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in apricot nectar and milk. Mix in sultanas. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
    4. Topping: In a separate medium bowl mix cornflake crumbs, 130g butter, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla and cinnamon. Spread over the egg noodle mixture.
    5. Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven until bubbly and lightly browned.


    To make this recipe during passover, use kosher egg noodles and leave out the cornflake crumbs.

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    My 2 year old loves noodles, and she INHALED this dish. My 5 year old helped me make it, so it is definitely easy. For people who like subtle taste it is on the mark. Next time I'll try and sneak more apricot in and double the topping, which was devine. Think it's worth your trying.  -  24 May 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I don't think I have ever been asked by as many people as I was for this Kugel recipe! It was THE best, but I did play with the recipe a bit. I used a container of Pineapple cottage cheese instead of the cream cheese, then I added one more egg and a medium can of crushed pineapple and it's juice. It was fabulous! I hope I can do it again and make it as good!  -  11 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Everybody loved this kugel. My husband's grandmother already asked me if I was going to make it again for the holidays!  -  17 Sep 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)