Tender pasta combined with apple sauce, creme fraiche and fragrant with lemon juice and vanilla. This dish cooks slowly under a sprinkling of crumbled digestive biscuits and cinnamon for a lightly sweet flavour.
This turned out very nicely. I used 1/2 cup of real butter(margarine is terrible for you), 1/2 cup less sugar, used 1/4 cup more reduced fat sour cream, used chunky spiced applesauce from trader joes, softened the raisin in the boiling water with the noodles, and used almost a cup of graham cracker powder and 1 tsp cinnamon mixed with 4 table spoons of melted butter and sprinkled that mixture on the top instead of on the bottom. I baked for 50 minutes. Next time I might even cut the sugar some more. I think the graham cracker "crust" prevented the noodles from getting dry and burnt. The crust was a nice golden brown - no burning. - 19 Apr 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I have never liked noodle puddings, but a favor to my mother inspired me to try this recipe - success! She called it the "best kugel I have ever had in my entire life." I still don't like most kugels, but this has become one of my favorite year-round dishes. I use only 1 C sugar, 8 oz of chunky applesauce, soaked sultanas (golden raisins), and no graham crackers crumbs. It is far less sweet and creamy than most kugels this way, and it really emphasises the appley-cinnamon flavour. - 21 Feb 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Excellent! I made mine with unsweetened applesauce and it was still sweet, just perfect. - 28 Jan 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)