Put raisins in a micro-wave safe bowl or small saucepan and cover with sherry or orange juice. Heat on stove top (3 minutes) or microwave (1 1/2 minutes) until liquid is steaming hot. Let cool while you prepare kugel mixture.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Butter an 11 x 17 inch jellyroll pan. Cook noodles according to package directions and drain well. Immediately return noodles to pot and add butter. Toss until butter melts.
In large bowl, whisk together the eggs, cottage cheese, sour cream, sugar, cinnamon, lemon zest and salt. Drain raisins and add to bowl along with butter noodles. Mix well.
Spread mixture in prepared pan and smooth top. Bake until top is crusty and golden, 25 to 35 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.