Noodle Kugel with Caramelized Apples and Raisins Recipe | Vegetarian Times Skip to main content

Noodle Kugel with Caramelized Apples and Raisins

Dessert or side dish? We’re on the fence when it comes to this noodle pudding, which gets its lightly sweet flavor from caramelized apples and raisins. For the best-tasting and most beautiful noodle pudding, be sure to use wide egg pappardelle pasta.



Ingredient Line: 
6 oz. wide egg noodles
Ingredient Line: 
2 cups low-fat cottage cheese
Ingredient Line: 
1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
Ingredient Line: 
2 eggs plus 2 egg whites
Ingredient Line: 
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
Ingredient Line: 
½ tsp. salt
Ingredient Line: 
1 cup raisins
Ingredient Line: 
4 Golden Delicious apples, peeled and cored (1 ½ lb.)
Ingredient Line: 
2 Tbs. unsalted butter
Ingredient Line: 
¼ cup sugar
Ingredient Line: 
½ cup breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Cook egg noodles in large pot of boiling salted water 4 to 5 minutes, or until tender. Drain.
  3. Whisk together cottage cheese, yogurt, eggs, egg whites, cinnamon, and salt in bowl. Fold in egg noodles and raisins.
  4. Quarter each apple. Slice each quarter into thirds. Set aside.
  5. Melt butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add apples, sprinkle with sugar, and cook 4 minutes without stirring. Gently flip apples and cook 4 minutes more, or until softened and golden on both sides, turning once or twice. Carefully transfer apples to noodle mixture.
  6. Spoon noodle mixture into prepared baking dish and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Bake 40 minutes, or until breadcrumbs are golden brown. Cool 15 minutes before slicing. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Nutrition Information: 

10 g
Total Fat: 
4 g
Saturated Fat: 
2 g
32 g
55 mg
342 mg
2 g
20 g
Serves 12

Comments on this Recipe

I am going to try this as a side dish with sauteed cabbage in place of the apples and raisins. A new spin on the old Catholic Lent-friendly dinner of cabbage and noodles.

I would recommend less noodles and more apples

I always add 1 cup of walnuts! It's delish! Tastes great warm, even better the second day! I have friends who beg for it - it has become one of my staple dishes! Now, I'll have to try the other Noodle Kugel recipes!

I add 1 cup of walnuts - they really add another great texture; walnuts and raisins are such a great combination. It's delicious reheated for breakfast!

I use large Granny Smith apples - much more flavor.