Apricot Noodle Bake (Kugel)

    1 hour 7 minutes

    This is an Ashkenazi Jewish pudding called kugel, originally savoury but now more often prepared sweet. A great side dish or dessert.

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    Serves: 18 

    • 500g wide egg noodles
    • 500g apricot jam
    • 6 eggs, beaten
    • 250g melted butter
    • 1/2 cup (125g) white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 500g cottage cheese
    • 2 cups grated Cheddar cheese

    Preparation:7min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour7min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Grease a 20x30cm baking dish.
    2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add egg noodles and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    3. In a large bowl stir together the apricot jam, eggs, butter, sugar, vanilla essence and salt and mix to thoroughly combine. Fold in the cottage cheese and noodles and spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until the centre is cooked and set, about 50 minutes. Remove and top with Cheddar cheese, return to the oven, and bake until the cheese is browned and bubbling, about 10 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

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    Great recipe, so easy! Coming from a family that knows kugel, I was skeptical, but it turned out awesome. Everyone thought it was just delicious. Prepared the night before - then finished it off w the cheese and baked at 375 for 10 min next day. Added 1/2c raisins and 1Tbs cinnamon to liquid mixture, then sprinkled additional cinnamon over the top. Friends/Family are still raving over it - thanks for sharing!  -  29 Nov 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This kugel is so awesome that I'm making it for the third time. It is extremely easy and super delicious. I cut the butter in half and omit the cheddar cheese (I just don't see how it would go well with cheddar cheese). I've added orange marmalade when I didn't have enough apricot preserves and I'm sure that you can substitute apriot preserves for any other preserves.  -  10 Oct 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    My in-laws do not like this recipe so I made it just for me and my family. It is delicious!  -  01 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)