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Apricot Cheese Kugel

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


  • 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.
  • Spoon half into an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with half of the preserves; sprinkle with half of the cinnamon. Repeat layers.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 45 minutes or until golden brown and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm.
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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    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 !!

  • HexieKatt
    Dec 9, 2012

    No comment left

  • TexasCookie
    Jan 9, 2012

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

  • califhsmom
    Aug 19, 2011

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

  • Hannah0418
    Jan 9, 2011

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

  • heidisilvan
    Apr 28, 2008

    looks weird!

  • Linda
    Oct 3, 2007

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