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Makeover Sweet Kugel

 Makeover Sweet Kugel
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
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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°.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Serve warm or cold. Yield:
  • 12 servings.

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