Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is the kugel my mother made every Friday night when I was growing up, adapted from my great-grandmother's recipe. It's not the dairy overload of most kugels and, made with margarine, can be served with a kosher meat meal. Note that it's a main course side dish, even though it looks very sweet. You can use other fruit/spice combos like pear, plums or peaches with ginger.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven (see below).
  2. Boil water (with a little salt, as desired).
  3. Add noodles and cook as per directions on package (around 10 minutes) Drain and mix other ingredients in.
  4. Make sure margarine/butter melts and egg mixes in quickly and does not cook.
  5. Grease pan (8-9 inch square or round or loaf pan) and add noodle mixture.
  6. Bake 1 hour at 300 F or 1/2 hour at 350 F (depending on whether the rest of your dinner is cooking in the oven).


Most Helpful

Very good. The flavor of this was excellent - the buttery flavored noodles and the nice chunks of hot apple, along with the apple pie spice made this taste like an apple pie.MMMMM. I used approx 3 1/3 cups of dry noodles.

HeatherFeather October 26, 2006

I made this kugel as a side dish for pork chops. Since I was also serving baked apples, I left out the raisins and apple. It was delicious! A perfect accompaniment.

BocaToJerseyGirl June 28, 2010

Our whole family thought it tasted good, but it didn't hold together like I expected. Next time I think I'll double it, but add an extra egg (3 total).

margiecohen August 21, 2009

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