Noodle Kugel with Caramelized Apples and Raisins - Yoga Journal

Noodle Kugel with Caramelized Apples and Raisins


Dessert or side dish? We’re on the fence when it comes to this noodle pudding, which gets its lightly sweet flavor from caramelized apples and raisins. For the best-tasting and most beautiful noodle pudding, be sure to use wide egg pappardelle pasta.

  • SERVINGServings


  • 6 oz. wide egg noodles
  • 2 cups low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 2 eggs plus 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 4 Golden Delicious apples, peeled and cored (1 1/2 lb.)
  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Cook egg noodles in large pot of boiling salted water 4 to 5 minutes, or until tender. Drain.
  3. Whisk together cottage cheese, yogurt, eggs, egg whites, cinnamon, and salt in bowl. Fold in egg noodles and raisins.
  4. Quarter each apple. Slice each quarter into thirds. Set aside.
  5. Melt butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add apples, sprinkle with sugar, and cook 4 minutes without stirring. Gently flip apples and cook 4 minutes more, or until softened and golden on both sides, turning once or twice. Carefully transfer apples to noodle mixture.
  6. Spoon noodle mixture into prepared baking dish and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Bake 40 minutes, or until breadcrumbs are golden brown. Cool 15 minutes before slicing. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Serves 12
  • Calories: 201
  • Carbohydrate Content: 32 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 55 mg
  • Fat Content: 4 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 342 mg
  • Sugar Content: 20 g