This is the classic noodle kugel that my mom always made for Shabbat dinner. It is incredibly easy to make and tastes so good!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x13-inch pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the egg noodles, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 5 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.

  • Place noodles in a large bowl. Mix margarine into the noodles until melted. Stir in the eggs, sugar, applesauce, and vanilla extract. Pour noodle mixture into a 9x13 inch baking pan, then sprinkle with cinnamon. Cover baking pan with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Uncover the kugel and bake until golden brown, 20 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

313 calories; protein 7.5g 15% DV; carbohydrates 47g 15% DV; fat 10.8g 17% DV; cholesterol 93.4mg 31% DV; sodium 119.4mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2010
Exactly what I was looking for! Sweet creamy with a nice vanilla flavor. I sometimes add raisins. You can decrease the sugar if desired to 1/2 cup and it's still great. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/29/2010
not bad. This is compared to a favorite recipe from an experienced Jewish caterer though, not sure if it's fair. I really would take the time to use fresh grated apples in place of the applesauce though. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 5
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2010
Exactly what I was looking for! Sweet creamy with a nice vanilla flavor. I sometimes add raisins. You can decrease the sugar if desired to 1/2 cup and it's still great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2010
Mmmm... Very good and makes the whole house smell delicious but I modified it by adding 2 tablespoons cinnamon into the mix chopped pecans white raisins and I had to add a little more butter (3 tablespoons) and 2 more eggs because after I mixed it all together it was too dry to bake. Also I substituted the sugar for splenda because thats all we have in the house and I didnt want to go out and buy more and it tastes fine! My man is going to be so excited when he comes home and finds this waiting! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2010
Thank you for this simple recipe. I wanted to make a kugel with ingredients I already had in the house. I just finished making it. It tastes very close to the kugel my Bubby used to make. I can't wait till my son tries it. He never got to meet his great grandmother but at least he can experience the delicious food she used to make. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/29/2010
not bad. This is compared to a favorite recipe from an experienced Jewish caterer though, not sure if it's fair. I really would take the time to use fresh grated apples in place of the applesauce though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2011
Best kugel ever! Would maybe add raisins as a variation and a little more cinnnamon in the middle. Wonder if brown sugar would be just as good as white sugar...not sure but will try this one again for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2011
This Kugel recipe is great! I substituted grated Bosc pears and currants for the applesauce. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/21/2011
Tasted good but too dry. Haven't tried any variations. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2010
Yummy sweet noodle treat! I've never eaten kugel before so I have no experience with how this should taste but I made it exactly as written and it came out delicious! (although I reduced the baking time as my oven is pretty powerful) It is decidedly sweet and the applesauce gives it a fresh fruity flavor. This would seem to be a great side dish with pork chops and roasted veggies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2011
Excellent. I love that it is low fat - no cheese. Added raisins and it was wonderful. Read More
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