Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Red, White, and Blue Kugel (Noodle Pudding)
Since our son was recently discharged from the marines, and will be with us for the 4th of July, the first time in 4 years, so I am going to cook a patriotic looking side dish. One of his favorite sides is a noodle kugel. I got this recipe from my mother in law, and it is out of this world. My aunt once made a kugel with a 4th of July theme, so I thought that I would use my kugel recipe with the red white, and blue colors.
For those of you out there who do not know what a kugel is, it is a noodle pudding. It is sweet, but not too sweet. This recipe will get its color from pie filling on top. I will use cherry, apple, and blueberry pie filling from the can. It is a simple and delicious recipe and it looks beautiful.
Red, White, and Blue Kugel
1 16 oz. bag extra wide egg noodles
2 8 oz container cream cheese room temperature
1 16 oz container sour cream
6 eggs beaten
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 stick butter
1 can cherry pie filling
1 can apple pie filling
1 can blueberry pie filling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter and pour into a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish
While the oven is preheating cook the noodles according to the directions on the package.
With an electric mixer whip the cream cheese, then start adding the eggs one at a time. Once all of the eggs have been added the sour cream and brown sugar.
Drain the noodles, put them back in the pan and add the cream cheese mixture to the noodles. Mix well. Pour the noodles into the 9 x 13 inch casserole dish.
Next you will put the cherry pie filling over 1/3 of the kugel, then the apple pie filling, and last the blueberry pie filling.
Then put the casserole dish in the oven, and cook for 1 hour and 10 minutes. I would put it on a cookie sheet, because the pie filling can drip over the sides of the casserole dish.
This makes approximately 18 to 21 servings
Tell me what some of your family favorite 4th of July recipes are. I love hearing what you have to say.