Sweet kugel with apple sauce

    1 hour 20 min

    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.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 (450g) packet egg pasta
    • 225g light margarine
    • 120ml half fat creme fraiche
    • 350ml egg whites
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 225g apple sauce
    • 40g raisins
    • 20g plain digestive biscuits, crumbled (optional)
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a large gratin dish.
    2. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, and cook the pasta in the boiling water until tender with a bite at the centre, about 10 minutes. Drain.
    3. Stir together the margarine, creme fraiche, egg whites, caster sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract and apple sauce. Stir in the drained pasta and raisins. Pour the pasta mixture into the gratin dish, and sprinkle with the crumbled biscuits and ground cinnamon.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and firmly set, about 40 minutes. Cover with aluminium foil if the top appears to be browning too quickly.

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    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)