Apricot Cheese Kugel
Cinnamon-flavored apricot preserves are layered between a mixture of egg noodles and buttery, sweetened cream cheese.
1 (16-ounce) package wide egg noodles
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
12 large eggs
1 (18-ounce) jar apricot preserves
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon - divided use
- Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse.
- In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and sugar until smooth; add lemon juice and mix well. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add noodles.
- Spoon half into an ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Top with half of the apricot preserves and sprinkle with half of the cinnamon. Repeat final layer.
- Bake, uncovered, at 325°F (160°C) for 45 minutes, or until golden brown and a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
- Serve warm.
Makes 12 servings.
Tip: Reheat leftover kugel in the oven or microwave.