Prep 30 mins
Cook 35 mins
This is a very sweet noodle pudding. Serve this as a sweet side dish like you would a Thanksgiving sweet potato casserole. You may halve this recipe if you like, in which case use 3 medium eggs. Please use mild curry powder in this.
- 946.36 ml freshly cooked egg noodles, cooked according to pkg directions & drained, measured after cooking
- 29.58 ml unsalted butter or 29.58 ml margarine
- 354.88 ml ricotta cheese, drained well
- 226.79 g package cream cheese or 226.79 g package low-fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- 118.29 ml granulated sugar
- 5 eggs, lightly beaten
- 4-5 raw carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch thick coin shapes (measuring 2 cups once sliced)
- 2.46 ml granulated sugar
- 29.58 ml brown sugar
- 4.92 ml butter
- 0.25 ml salt
- 3.69 ml mild curry powder (do not use spicy!)
- 118.29 ml raisins
- 177.44 ml chopped pecans
- 118.29 ml butterscotch chips
- 14.79 ml brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 350F and lightly grease a 9x13" glass casserole dish.
- Prepare noodles according to package directions, drain and return to pot (off of the heat.) Add butter to noodles and stir gently to coat; set aside to cool slightly.
- Meanwhile, place cut carrots and 1/2 tsp granulated sugar into a small saucepan and cover with cold water.
- Bring to a boil, then lower heat to medium-ish heat and cook until fork tender (about 10-15 minutes).
- Drain carrots and return to same pot (but off of the heat).
- To the carrots, the 2 Tbsp brown sugar,the curry powder, the raisins, and a teaspoon of butter and stir until combined and butter has melted; set aside.
- Get a large mixing bowl and using a spoon (not a mixer!), stir together the drained ricotta cheese and the cream cheese until well blended.
- Add the 1/2 cup sugar and the eggs and mix until smooth.
- Slowly add the cooled noodles, stirring to combine the egg mixture with the noodles.
- Spread half of the noodle mixture into the prepared casserole dish.
- Pour the carrot mixture over the noodle layer, evenly distributing the raisins& the carrots.
- Top with remaining noodle mixture, spreading with a rubber spatula.
- Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over the surface.
- Bake, uncovered, in the center of the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until golden and set.
- Remove from oven and let cool 10-15 minutes before cutting into squares and serving.
Wow --- this is sooo good and perfect for desert! It was a surprise for me because I was expecting something more like a side dish because of the noodles and carrots but instead it is a delicious sweet pudding that everyone enjoyed and with the carrots and the good-for-you stuff in it, I can even justify that it's good for me so I can have more helpings! Thanks Heather for sharing this winning recipe! This will be served often in our house as a desert.
I used cinnamon and nutmeg instead of curry and this was a hit. Thank you.