Apricot Noodle Kugel Recipe

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From Manchester, Massachusetts, Martha Chayet shares this treat traditionally served on the Jewish Sabbath, Kugel is a baked pudding usually made with potatoes or noodles and served as a side dish. Sweet versions make delicious desserts.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:12 servings
Healthy Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1 cup fat-free evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 3/4 cup apricot nectar
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces fettuccine, cooked and drained
  • 3/4 cup apricot preserves, warmed
  • 1/2 cup cornflakes, crushed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 piece) equals 347 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 234 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 fat, 1 lean meat


  1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese and sugars until smooth. Add the next nine ingredients; mix well. Add fettuccine; mix gently. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with jam; cut through noodle mixture with a knife to swirl.
  2. In a bowl, combine the first five topping ingredients; sprinkle with butter and toss to coat. Sprinkle topping over kugel. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 60-70 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Apricot Noodle Kugel in Light & Tasty April/May 2001, p59

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