Today is Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year (Shana Tova!) Since I have the tendency to be bad at holidays (across all of our religions), this year, I decided I want to be more festive, and threw together a last minute holiday dinner with friends (4 Jewish-Catholic/Christian families… go figure!). One of the main traditional Jewish dishes is Noodle Kugel, something that is very Jewish but not something I ever grew up eating. I was looking for recipes on the internet when I decided to contact one of my old-time friends who I met when we were on a Teen Tour of Israel together. And sure enough, Heidi-ho got in contact with her mother (who just happens to be a chef!) and immediately sent over her go-to Sweet Noodle Kugel. Although it has been decades since I last saw Patty Padawer (can we talk about the awesomeness of her name), I remember her delicious food fondly. Talk about helpful — she saved the day — thank you SO much, Patty!
The Noodle part
* 1/2 cup butter
* 1 package (12 ounce) egg noodles, cooked according to package directions
* 1 package (8 ounce) cream cheese, room temperature
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 4 eggs, beaten
* 12 ounces apricot nectar .
* 1 can (16 ounce) crushed pineapple and juice
* 2 cups crushed cornflakes
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1/4 cup milk, if reheating after frozen
* 1/2 cup butter, softened
* 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Noodles: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toss cooked noodles with the butter. In a mixing bowl mix cream cheese, sugar. Beat eggs and add to cheese mixture. Add nectar and pineapple with juice. Blend with noodles and pour into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
Topping: Mix together the remaining 1/2 cup butter, sugar, cinnamon and add cornflakes. Sprinkle over noodles and bake 45 to 50 minutes. Let cool before cutting. To reheat, pour 1/4 cup milk over top.
Thank you, Patty! It is beyond delicious and I love having a new Jewish to cook yearly! And for those of you scared to make a kugel — try this. It is easy and will make all your guests super happy.
you’re making my hungry at work!
I HAVE TO HAVE TO HAVE TO TRY THIS! MY KIDS WILL LOVE IT!
The top looks like pure crispy goodness. I’m in love.
Oo Thanks for sharing the recipeeeee
lmao “recipe thief”
Oh, sweet angels. This is very delicious. I didn’t imagine that my breakfast favorite can be with pasta. This is just amazing.