Whew- that sounds like a complicated mouthful, no? Well it’s not! This dish is truly simple to make.
I first tried Kugel in 2003 when my two wonderful Jewish roommates introduced me to both this dish and the holiday of Rosh Hashanah. Love at first bite was an understatement- I wolfed down half the pan!
The best thing about Kugel is that there are 100’s of varieties and you can add your own twist on your dish based on who you’re serving it to, and it can be served hot or cold.
Since Rosh celebrated the Jewish New Year with apples and honey for a “Sweet New Year”, I added those into my Wifey version.
CONFESSION: I had to make this twice. The first time I didn’t use egg and something was …off. The second batch came out fluffy and tasted like the bottom of a bowl of finished Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal.
What You Need:
- 9×13 baking dish- greased
- a package of wide egg noodles
- a mini box or about 1 cup of Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal
- 6 tbsp of butter
- a tub of sour cream (full fat really tastes better with this)
- a tub of cottage cheese- I used Friendship Whipped style
- 4 eggs, beaten
- an apple , peeled and chopped into small pieces
- 3/4 cup honey
- 2 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1tsp nutmeg
What To Do:
- heat your oven to 325 degrees
- Boil noodles for half the normal time- make sure they are VERY al dente, add back to pot and add butter to coat and melt
- dump the cottage cheese, sour cream, sugar, honey, vanilla, apple, nutmeg and stir them all together
- fold in the egg mixture
- add the noodles and mix/coat
- dump it all into your pan and spread it evenly
- crumble the cereal and sprinkle on top
- bake for 45 mins, the top should be browning and when you stick a fork or knife thru, it should come out mostly clean
- I like to let it sit a couple of hours, covered in foil. You can either serve this warm (re heated) or cold.
- Toast to a sweet and happy New Year and your amaze and simple creation!
Watch the Step By Step Video Here (coming soon)