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Apricot Cheese Kugel

This sweet noodle kugel is a fun dessert and a super addition to any brunch buffet. My family and friends scrape the pan clean. I got the recipe from my sister years ago." Florence Palermo, Melrose Park, Illinois.

Type: Cheese, Eggs, Fruit
Courses: Dessert
Serves: 12 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 packet  Egg noodles
8 oz 227gCream cheese - softened
1 cup 198g / 7ozButter or margarine
1 1/2 cups 297g / 10ozSugar
1/2 cup 118mlLemon juice
12   Eggs
18 oz 511gApricot preserves
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlGround cinnamon - divided

Recipe Instructions

Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and sugar until smooth; add lemon juice and mix well. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Drain and rinse noodles; add to egg mixture. Spoon half into an ungreased 13 x 9 x 2 baking dish.

Top with half of the preserves; sprinkle with half of the cinnamon. Repeat layers. Bake uncovered at 325F for 45 minutes or until golden brown and a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve warm.

Taste of Home, June/July, 1997


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