Crunchy Noodle Kugel a La Great-Aunt Martha

"Posted and developed by Melissa Clark, in the New York Times on 9/12/2007, for Rosh Hoshana. Not at all for the health conscious."
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  • 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.

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  1. This came out really nice and crunchy, but there was a hint of creaminess in there too, with all that sour cream and cottage cheese. Which is good, because it kept the raisins soft which I liked alot. I used 1 cup of orange juice which went well with the recipe. I'm glad the sugar was only a third cup because with all the juice and raisins and cinnamon it would have been way too sweet to add more sugar.
  2. Made for MIH tag game. I used orange juice instead of sherry and low-fat versions of the cottage cheese, and sour cream. I used pam to "butter" the pan with and I decreased the amount of butter on the noodles to 2 T. I also used egg substitute.


  1. Made for MIH tag game. I used orange juice instead of sherry and low-fat versions of the cottage cheese, and sour cream. I used pam to "butter" the pan with and I decreased the amount of butter on the noodles to 2 T. I also used egg substitute.


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