Rebecca's Sweet Lokshen (Noodle) Kugel
photo by BecR2400
- Ready In:
- 1hr 45mins
- 1 (12 ounce) package egg noodles (such as Maneschewitz)
- 6 eggs, beaten
- 3⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1⁄3 cups sugar
- 3 tablespoons sour cream
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 1⁄2 lbs cottage cheese
- 16 ounces applesauce (I use cinnamon flavored)
- 1 cup golden raisin
- 1⁄2 cup melted butter (1 stick)
- 2 -3 cups frosted flakes, crushed (or corn flakes, enough to cover kugel)
- 2 -3 tablespoons melted butter
- Cook noodles in a large pot of boiling water, according to package directions. Rinse the noodles with cold water and let drain in a colander.
- Beat the eggs in a large mixing bowl. Add the vanilla, sugar, sour cream, softened cream cheese, cottage cheese, and applesauce and beat with an electric mixer until combined.
- Use a wooden spoon to stir in the drained noodles, nutmeg, cinnamon, raisins, and melted butter, mixing well to coat.
- Using a rubber spatula, spread mixture evenly into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. I transfer the kugel to a foil-lined baking sheet to catch any overflow.
- Make the topping: in a medium bowl, combine the crushed frosted flakes (or cornflakes) with enough melted butter to moisten. Add a little cinnamon if you like.
- Spread evenly over the top of the kugel.
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake in a preheated 350F degree oven for one hour.
- Uncover and bake an additional 30 minutes, checking frequently to make sure top does not burn (cover if top is getting too crispy, and bake until done).
- Let kugel cool slightly before cutting into squares to serve. Makes 12-24 servings (depending on size of squares). May be eaten warm, cold, or at room temperature.Enjoy!
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