Apricot Cheese Kugel Recipe
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Apricot Cheese Kugel Recipe

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This sweet noodle kugel is a fun dessert and a super addition to any brunch buffet. My family and friends scrape the pan clean. I got the recipe from my sister years ago. —Florence Palermo, Melrose Park, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) wide egg noodles
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 jar (18 ounces) apricot preserves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 466 calories, 21 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 233 mg cholesterol, 224 mg sodium, 61 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein.


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and sugar until smooth; stir in lemon juice. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Drain and rinse noodles; add to egg mixture.
  2. Spoon half into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top with half of the preserves; sprinkle with half of the cinnamon. Repeat layers.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 45 minutes or until golden brown and a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve warm. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Apricot Cheese Kugel in Taste of Home June/July 1997, p27

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Reviewed Apr. 8, 2013

"This is way beyond good, it's totally excellent!! Perfectly balanced, didn't have to change a thing. A definite "keeper" recipe. Thank you so much !!"

Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"Yummy and comforting dish; quick and easy to make. Great for cold, wet weather like today."

Reviewed Aug. 19, 2011

"This is an awesome recipe and is the dish is always scraped clean whenever I take it to church potlucks."

Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

"yum-o!!! although it was terrific with apricot jam, next time i'll try using drained canned apricots."

Reviewed Apr. 28, 2008

"looks weird!"

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