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 cup: 466 calories, 21g fat (12g saturated fat), 233mg cholesterol, 224mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g 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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MS LISA 75182
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 !!"

TexasCookie 48095
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

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

califhsmom 46411
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2011

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

Hannah0418 45235
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

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

heidisilvan 15279
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2008

"looks weird!"

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