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Apricot Noodle Kugel

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour


12 servings

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.


  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large 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


  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 13x9-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 in the center comes out clean.

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