Apricot cheese kugel

    1 hour 30 min

    A wonderful pasta bake of Jewish origins. Pasta is baked with apricot jam, egg, butter, sugar, vanilla extract, cottage cheese and Cheddar cheese.

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    Serves: 18 

    • 450g wide egg pasta
    • 500g apricot jam
    • 6 eggs, beaten
    • 225g melted butter
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 450g cottage cheese
    • 225g grated Cheddar cheese

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr10min  ›  Extra time:10min setting  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease a 20x30cm baking dish.
    2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    3. In a large bowl, stir together the apricot jam, eggs, butter, sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Mix to thoroughly combine. Fold in the cottage cheese and pasta and spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
    4. Bake in preheated oven until the centre of the kugel is cooked and set, about 50 minutes. Remove the kugel and top with Cheddar cheese, return to the oven and bake until the cheese is browned and bubbling, about 10 minutes. Let the kugel rest for 10 minutes before serving.

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    Great recipe, so easy! Coming from a family that knows kugel, I was skeptical, but it turned out awesome. Everyone thought it was just delicious. Prepared the night before - then finished it off w the cheese and baked at 375 for 10 min next day. Added 1/2c raisins and 1Tbs cinnamon to liquid mixture, then sprinkled additional cinnamon over the top. Friends/Family are still raving over it - thanks for sharing!  -  29 Nov 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This kugel is so awesome that I'm making it for the third time. It is extremely easy and super delicious. I cut the butter in half and omit the cheddar cheese (I just don't see how it would go well with cheddar cheese). I've added orange marmalade when I didn't have enough apricot preserves and I'm sure that you can substitute apriot preserves for any other preserves.  -  10 Oct 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My in-laws do not like this recipe so I made it just for me and my family. It is delicious!  -  01 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)