Makeover Sweet Kugel Recipe
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Makeover Sweet Kugel Recipe

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This is a traditional recipe I make for the holidays. My close friend and I used to bake together until she moved 1,300 miles away. Now when I make this dish, I’m reminded of our time together. —Eileen Wolf, Abington, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package (12 ounces) yolk-free noodles
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 medium apple, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) apricot preserves

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 353 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 182mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. Toss with butter and apple; set aside. Meanwhile, beat the sour cream, cream cheese, sugar, eggs, egg whites, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and vanilla until well blended. Beat in milk. Stir in noodle mixture.
  2. In a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray, layer half of the noodle mixture, all of the preserves and the remaining noodle mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°.
  3. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Serve warm or cold. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Makeover Sweet Kugel in Healthy Cooking December/January 2013, p21

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