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sweet kugel

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Pauline Miller
Boston, MA

This kugel is a must on our holiday table. It's my most requested recipe. There are approximate measurements for the nutmeg and cinnamon. I just sprinkle a light dusting on the top of the noodles prior to mixing it all together.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Whether you're hosting a holiday meal or looking for a new dessert recipe, we encourage you to try this sweet kugel. It almost smelled like apple pie while it was baking and we couldn't wait to cut a slice. With all of the wet ingredients, it almost makes a custard that holds the noodles together. Mixing cream cheese with cottage cheese makes this really rich and almost has a cheesecake/apple pie flavor. Cinnamon and applesauce add a ton of flavors and raisins are a sweet surprise in every bite. The buttery crunchy Frosted Flakes are the perfect topping.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
yield 12 -16
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For sweet kugel

  • 1 lb
    egg noodles (cooked and drained)
  • 6
    eggs, beaten
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 lb
    cottage cheese
  • 16 oz
    applesauce (cinnamon flavored)
  • 1 c
    white raisins
  • 1 1/2 c
  • nutmeg (about 1/4 teaspoon)
  • cinnamon (about 1/2 teaspoon)
  • 1/2 c
    butter, melted in the baking dish
  • Frosted Flakes cereal (enough to cover kugel)
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, melted (enough to moisten cereal)

How To Make sweet kugel

  • Cooking the noodles.
    Boil egg noodles for 5-6 minutes and drain.
  • Cream cheese and cottage cheese combined with cooked noodles.
    While noodles are in the drainer, in the warm pot melt cream cheese. Add cottage cheese and drained noodles. Mix well.
  • Applesauce, egg, sugar, and spices mixed in.
    Mix in applesauce, beaten egg, sugar, and spices.
  • Raisins ready to be stirred in.
    Stir in raisins.
  • Mixture poured into a buttered baking dish.
    Melt 1/2 cup butter in a 9 x 13" baking dish and add noodle mixture.
  • Mixing Frosted Flakes and butter together.
    Topping: Mix 2 cups of Frosted Flakes with enough butter to moisten (about 2 tablespoons).
  • Frosted Flakes poured on top of the noodles.
    Sprinkle buttered Frosted Flakes on top of kugel.
  • Sweet Kugel baking in the oven.
    Cover kugel with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
  • Baking the Sweet Kugel uncovered.
    Uncover and bake 30 minutes longer checking frequently so the top does not burn. If it is getting to crisp on top, cover with foil till done.