Sweet Noodle Pudding
Have an easy and meaningful Yom Kippur fast, if you are observing.
Sweet Noodle Kugel
8 ounces medium size noodles
2 tablespoons non-dairy margarine, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup golden and dark raisins
1 cup apple sauce
2 apples, peeled, cored and grated
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Sugar and cinnamon for topping
Cook noodles according to package directions. Rinse and drain. Mix in the margarine and stir to combine. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 350F.
Beat eggs in bowl. Add sugar, raisins, cinnamon and salt. Combine. Add to noodles and mix gently.
Coat pan(s) with vegetable oil spray. Pour noodle mixture into 8”x8” or 2 mini loaf pans. Sprinkle generously with sugar and cinnamon mix.
If using 1 larger pan, bake for 45-50 minutes. If using the smaller pans, bake for 25-30 minutes. Top should be golden and slightly crunchy.
Remove from oven. Let cool until easy to handle. Serve warm or cold.
Lower the sugar: Use a sugar substitute such as Stevia, following conversion measurements on package.
Add nuts: Add toasted and slice almonds to topping.
Fruit: Use fruit of choice, such as canned pineapple, fresh plums, peaches, nectarines, etc.
Add Dairy: Add 1 cup of cottage cheese or ricotta.
Adapted from Spice and Spirit
Traditional holiday food is filled with memories. At many holiday meals, my mother made Sweet Noodle Kugel, sweet, filled with cinnamon and raisins and slightly crunchy on top. The wonderful aroma made my mouth water. There are many variations in making sweet kugels; fruit choices, for example--I used apples and applesauce, sometimes my mother used pineapple or added nuts with the raisins. Sweet Noodle Kugel is wonderful for any holiday meal, such as at the Break the Fast after Yom Kippur. I made two kugels and froze one for another meal. Recipe is below.
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