Sweet Noodle Pie (Noodle Kugel)

Noodle kugel, a staple Eastern European Jewish comfort food, is a cross between a main dish and a dessert — heavy, rich, and substantial. It’s often served at holidays and is especially appropriate for the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah), when sweet foods are favored. Noodle Kugels are especially great alongside long-cooked brisket and rich meat stews, as is its close cousin, the savory Potato Kugel.

Sweet Noodle Kugel

Jewish grandmothers would rather die than reveal the ancient secret ingredient that makes their version of this classic special. In the name of full transparency, it's crushed corn flakes. Combined with butter, they provide a crispy cover for the sumptuous sweet cheese noodles below. Noodle Kugel can be eaten as an appetizer, side dish, and even desert.
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Course: Brunch, Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine: Eastern European, German, Jewish
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8
Author: My Hungry Traveler

Equipment

  • 9 by 13-inch oven proof casserole dish
  • Stand Mixer with paddle attachment

Ingredients

  • 12 oz Package wide egg noodles
  • 8 oz Cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 cup Sour cream
  • ¼ lb Unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 6 large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup Golden raisins, optional
  • 2 cups Crushed corn flakes (or frosted flakes for sweeter)
  • 4 tbsp Melted butter

Instructions

  • Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Boil noodles following package instructions. Careful not to overcook. Rinse in cold water to stop cooking, drain, and set aside in a large bowl.
    Beat the cream cheese and softened butter with an electric mixer until thoroughly blended and softened. Beat in sugar until well blended. Add sour cream and blend thoroughly. Beat in eggs one at a time and then stir in cinnamon and raisins, if using.
    Pour mixture into bowl with noodles and mix everything together. Pour noodles into a casserole dish. Combine crushed corn flakes with melted butter and sprinkle over noodles.
    Bake until crust is golden and crispy. Cut into squares and serve.

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