Apricot Cheese Kugel

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.


16 servings

Updated: Jun. 16, 2022
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


  • 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 large eggs
  • 1 jar (18 ounces) apricot preserves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided


  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 13x9-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 in the center comes out clean. Serve warm.
Editor's Note: Kugel may be reheated in the oven or microwave.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 466 calories, 21g fat (12g saturated fat), 233mg cholesterol, 224mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.

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