Sweet Kugel

Kugel, a traditional Jewish noodle custard dish, is a mainstay of Jewish holiday meals. Defined as a baked pudding or casserole (usually from noodles or potatoes) this one is my own version of kugel, which is adapted from a few recipes to make one that we really love. This is a rich and sweet kugel although they also come in a savory version.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
1 9x13-inch kugel


  • 1 (12 ounce) bag egg noodles

  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream

  • 12 ounces farmer cheese

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled

  • 6 large eggs, beaten

  • 1 large apple - peeled, cored, and diced

  • ¼ cup golden raisins, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Generously grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

  2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rapid boil. Cook egg noodles at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, 7 to 9 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  3. While noodles are cooking, mix sour cream, cheese, sugar, and butter together in a large bowl. Add eggs, apple, and raisins. Add drained egg noodles and cinnamon; stir until well combined. Pour into the prepared pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until slightly golden brown and custard has set, about 1 hour. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Cook's Notes:

I was taught by my elderly grandmother to always use farmer's cheese in kugel. It's found in our regular grocery store in the dairy department.

If raisins are not fresh and plump, take very hot or boiling water and add raisins to this water to sit for about 15 minutes. Once hot and plumped, drain well and use in recipe as directed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

327 Calories
21g Fat
27g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 327
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 152mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 165mg 13%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 139mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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