Makeover Sweet Kugel

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing


12 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
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
Makeover Sweet Kugel Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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