Cinnamon Scented Apple Noodle Kugel
Cuisine: Jewish
Author: Kitchens
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 50 mins
Total time: 1 hour 10 mins
A tradition for Chanukah and throughout the cooler months, Cinnamon-Scented Apple Noodle Kugel is a heart-warming dessert that's simply delicious.
  • 14 ounces egg noodles; to 16 ounces, medium size
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 Golden Delicious apples; 1 1/2 pounds, peeled, cored
  • 6 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup pecans, walnuts, or almonds; coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 Cup raisins; dark
  • 1 teaspoon lemon peel; grated
  • 1 dash salt
  • 4 eggs; separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Cook noodles in large pan of boiling, salted water, until barely tender, about 5 minutes. Drain. Rinse with cold water and drain well. Transfer to large bowl.
  2. Heat 2 Tablespoons butter in large skillet. Add 1/2 of apples and saute over medium heat 5 minutes, turning once. Remove with slotted spoon. Add remaining apples to skillet and saute them. Return all apples to skillet. Sprinkle with 2 Tablespoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Saute 1 minute, tossing apples. Transfer to separate bowl.
  3. Melt remaining 4 Tablespoons butter in skillet over low heat. Add 3 Tablespoons melted butter to noodles and mix well. Stir in nuts raisins, lemon peel and salt.
  4. Whip egg whites to soft peaks. Beat in remaining 4 Tablespoons sugar and whip until whites are stiff but not dry. Stir yolks and vanilla into noodles. Stir in 1/4 of whites. Fold in remaining whites.
  5. Add 1/2 of noodle mixture to greased 13"x9"x2" baking dish. Top with sauteed apples in even layer. Top with remaining noodle mixture. Spread gently to cover apples. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, then with remaining 1 Tablespoon melted butter. Cover and bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Uncover and bake until set, 20 minutes longer. Serve hot.
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