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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
  • 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 reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) apricot preserves


  • 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 13x9-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° until a thermometer reads 160°, 55-65 minutes.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Serve warm or cold.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 353 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 182mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.

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  • I_Fortuna
    Aug 6, 2017

    I use yolk noodles because they are more traditional and nutritious . Also, cottage cheese is a good substitute. Mix it all up with corn flakes and canned pineapple. You can use the butter and eggs if you want but you may not need sugar if you get the sweetened canned pineapple with juice.

  • alcarlson75
    Jan 15, 2013

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