Thursday, January 6, 2011

Apple-Orange Lokshen Kugel

One of my husband's cousins gave me this cookbook, which has a lot of information about each dish. This kugel is very sweet, but very good!

I made this version (I left out the raisins), but a note says you can substitute 1 (18-ounce) can of crushed pineapple, with juice, for the applesauce.

1 pound wide egg noodles
1/2 cup unsalted butter
6 large eggs, slightly beaten
2 cups or a 1-pound jar applesauce
2/3 cups sugar
1 small can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, defrosted but not diluted
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat over to 350. Cook noodles until tender, but not soft, about 8 minutes (they will cook more in the oven). Drain noodles, place them back in the warm pot and add the butter, stirring until it is melted. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until well combined.

Transfer mixture to a 2-quart rectangular glass baking dish. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until some of the noodles on the top have turned deep brown and the pudding has set.

The Mensch Chef or Why Delicious Jewish Food Isn't an Oxymoron, Mitchell Davis, 2002

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