Traditional Apple Noodle Kugel Recipe

  • 4 cups egg noodles
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, or more to taste
  • 1 (16 ounce) package cottage cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 firm, tart apples – cored, quartered, and thinly sliced
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8-inch square pan.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook egg noodles in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 5 minutes. Drain.
  3. Beat cream cheese and brown sugar together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy; beat in cottage cheese, egg, egg whites, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg until well combined. Fold noodles and apples into cheese mixture by hand; spread into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until kugel is lightly browned and firm, 45 to 50 minutes.