The Jewish standard. The ol' fave. Bubby's best boop. Try this kugel recipe and make your Rosh Hashanah a little extra special.
- 1 package (12 ounces) wide egg noodles (like Manischewitz or Streit's)
- ¾ stick of butter (= 6 tablespoons), divided
- 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced small.
- 8 ounce block of cream cheese, melted
- 1-3/4 cups milk, 4 or 2% fat, warmed
- 8 ounce small curd cottage cheese (small container), regular or lowfat
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ¾ teaspoon cinnamon, divided
- 6 large eggs, beaten
Place a rack in the center of the oven, and preheat to 350 degrees F. Use a small amount of the butter to grease a 9 x 13 inch Pyrex glass pan or ceramic casserole dish.
Cook the noodles in salted boiling water for 5 minutes. Put a few drops of cooking oil in the boiling water to prevent the noodles from sticking together. Noodles should be softened, but still a little firm. Drain and set aside.
Prep all ingredients: peel and dice the apples; melt the cream cheese and remaining butter in the microwave; warm the milk, and beat the eggs.
In a large mixing bowl combine the cream cheese, milk, and butter. Add in the cottage cheese, sugar, vanilla, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, and beaten eggs. Stir to combine well. Fold in the noodles and apples until evenly distributed.
Pour the mixture into the baking pan and sprinkle remaining ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon on top. Check at 40 minutes to see if the top is brown enough. If so, cover with foil and continue cooking. Bake for about 1 hour total or until the center is set, and the top is golden brown.
Cool at least 10 minutes. Cut into squares to serve. Serve warm.
For Night-Before Prep
Option 1: Assemble and refrigerate overnight. The next day leave out for a half hour, then bake.
Option 2: Assemble and underbake (cook about 45 minutes). Let cool and then refrigerate. Before serving warm in the oven for 30 minutes.
From all of us at Proud Jews T-Shirts, enjoy your kugel and Shanah Tovah u' Metukah!
Credit to Foodie Goes Healthy for the recipe.