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Caramel Apple Kugel

Caramel Apple Kugel

Amy Kritzer
The kugel of all kugels. With tart apples and a sweet caramel drizzle, make this for Rosh Hashanah and be prepared not to have leftovers!!
4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Jewish
Servings 12


  • Noodle ingredients:
  • 1/2 pound wide egg noodles 8 oz
  • 1/4 pound butter plus more for greasing pan
  • 2 pounds granny smith apples
  • 6 large eggs beaten
  • 1/2 pound cream cheese, softened
  • 1-pint (16 oz) container sour cream
  • 1-pound container cottage cheese
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Caramel ingredients:
  • • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • • ½ cup butter
  • • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • • 1 teaspoon sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Butter a 13 by 9 by 2 inch glass or ceramic dish and set aside.
  • Cook noodles in large stockpot in salted water according to directions until al dente.
  • Drain well, then return to the pot and add butter, totally coating the noodles to melt.
  • In a large separate bowl, peel and shred apples and dry well with paper towels. In a swparate bowl, beat with a hand mixer the eggs, cream cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Mix well.
  • Combine your noodles with the mixture, and transfer into the baking dish.
  • Bake kugel for 45 min - 1 hour until golden brown. While kugel is cooking, making caramel sauce. Melt sugar in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until sugar just starts to brown. Add in butter and whisk until butter melts and sugar dissolves, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat and whisk in heavy cream and salt.
  • Once kugel is done, drizzle with caramel sauce and let stand at least 5-10 minutes before serving. Serve warm. Best served right after cooking. If you need to cook ahead of time, drizzle caramel right before serving. You can make the caramel ahead of time (up to 1 week), refrigerate, and reheat on the stovetop or microwave for just a few seconds before drizzling.
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