Sweet apricot kugel

    1 hour 10 min

    This Jewish dessert is simple to make and tastes fab. It's made by baking pasta with raisins in a egg custard-like base. Enjoy with a light dusting of icing sugar, if desired.

    22 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 225g tagliatelle or other wide ribbon pasta
    • 50g butter, softened
    • 85g cream cheese, softened
    • 3 eggs, beaten
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 250ml apricot juice
    • 250ml milk
    • 70g golden raisins
    • 140g cornflakes cereal, crushed
    • 110g butter, softened
    • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease a 23cm square baking tin.
    2. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to the boil. Stir in pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    3. In a medium bowl, mix pasta with 50g butter, cream cheese, eggs, 100g sugar and vanilla. Stir in apricot juice and milk. Mix in raisins. Transfer to the prepared baking tin.
    4. In a separate medium bowl, mix together cornflakes crumbs, 110g butter, 4 tablespoons sugar, remaining vanilla and cinnamon. Spread over the pasta mixture.
    5. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned.

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    My 2 year old loves noodles, and she INHALED this dish. My 5 year old helped me make it, so it is definitely easy. For people who like subtle taste it is on the mark. Next time I'll try and sneak more apricot in and double the topping, which was devine. Think it's worth your trying.  -  24 May 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I don't think I have ever been asked by as many people as I was for this Kugel recipe! It was THE best, but I did play with the recipe a bit. I used a container of Pineapple cottage cheese instead of the cream cheese, then I added one more egg and a medium can of crushed pineapple and it's juice. It was fabulous! I hope I can do it again and make it as good!  -  11 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Everybody loved this kugel. My husband's grandmother already asked me if I was going to make it again for the holidays!  -  17 Sep 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)