Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Apple Raisin Lokshen Kugel

This is one of our favorite dishes.  It is creamy and sweet and delicious.  I had some strawberries, in the fridge and I thought about putting them into the kugel.  I was afraid, they would not do well baked like this.  I wondered what the juice from the strawberries would do it.  So, I passed on the strawberries and debated blueberries or bananas.  I ended, using apples.

I have been making many dishes with the summer fruits. Using them in salads or desserts, they make delicious additions. Apples are on vacation (until they show up on the trees again).  OK, I took away a little of their well deserved rest but I was yearning for apples.

I adapted this one from About.com Kosher Cooking

Lokshen Kugel

Ingredients:

 1 2/3 cups low fat sour cream 
1 cup Ricotta 
1/4 cup melted butter
3 eggs, lightly beaten
 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
 8 ounces medium noodles, cooked
 1/2 cup raisins
1 apple, chopped in 1/4 inch pieces
1/4 cup cinnamon and 1 teaspoon sugar to sprinkle on top
Canola spray cooking oil to spray over cinnamon and sugar topping

 Method:

 In a large mixing bowl, combine Ricotta cheese, sour cream, milk and butter.
 Beat in the eggs, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Then add the cooked  noodles, apples and raisins.
Pour into rectangular baking dish which has been sprayed with Canola oil.
Mix together cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle on top.   
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until lightly  browned. May be frozen and reheated.

The apples are still somewhat firm and you get the wonderful crunch in the midst of the soft, creamy cheesy part of the kugel.


17 comments:

  1. I haven't had anything like this before but this looks really good.
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  2. Looks tasty! I'll have to try it.

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  3. what an awesome dish looks delicious and filling

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  4. My Mom is always hinting about how much she loves kugel. In other words she wants me to make her one! You're always the first person I think of when she mentions it - since I never made one I need your expertise. This apple one looks absolutely delicious Chaya! I will try to keep it in mind for apple season.

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  5. I never had a kugel before....I'm so curious to try now!!! yours looks delicious!!!!!

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  6. What a GREAT recipe! I would love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and shared this and other recipes with us! :)
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

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  7. Ha ha , i love how u reached the apples from the strawberries :-)))
    And the Kugel looks delicious!
    I am sorry u have a hard time on my blog , i dont know whats wrong , i know the ID comment system takes time to open only on slow internet connections so i really dont know what went wrong here .
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  8. Looks absolutely yummy! Visiting from Weekday Potluck!


    The Twerp and I

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  9. Oh they look just lovely! I want a slice :) Thanks for dropping your link at the Weekday Potluck!

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  10. So, this is like a fruit lasagna? It looks yummy!

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  11. this looks incredible! Thanks for linking to Tasty Tuesday.
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  12. This sounds delicious! Thanks for linking to the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  13. This recipe brings me back to my childhood. My grandma used to make the best Apple Kugel...yummy

    Thank you so much for sharing this at Foodie Wednesday. hope to see you there this week as well.

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  14. THANK YOU so much for sharing your recipe with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I'd like to invite you back this week.
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you again!

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  15. This sounds like a real treat! What a great traditional recipe - yum!

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