September 25, 2012
Yom Kippur is the Jewish holiday known as “Day of Attonement” starting tonight at sundown until Wednesday night at sundown. It is known as the holiest day of the year where Jewish people fast for 25 hours as well as pray and repent for their sins from the past year. On Wednesday night families get together for a “break the fast” where a light meal its typically served with smoked salmon, bagel, egg dishes and noodle kugel. Every year my family begs me to make my noodle kugel recipe so this year, I changed things up a bit. I took one of my favorite noodle kugel recipes for Apricot Noodle Kugel, and I added fruit tidbits and golden raisins. I also used nonfat Greek yogurt instead of sour cream, reduced the butter and the eggs.
I am so lucky to be spending this year with my dad. I miss my mom so much, but I thrilled for the opportunity to have my 3 kids and I live in his beautiful home where we feel love and can give him love. This is a picture from tonight at dinner with my dad and two sisters. If you’re celebrating the holiday, have an easy fast. If you’re not, enjoy this for a wonderful brunch recipe.
Lightened Up Noodle Kugel with Greek Yogurt
8 to 10 servings
3 large eggs
1 (16-ounce) container 2% milk fat, low-sodium cottage cheese
2 (7-ounce) containers nonfat Greek yogurt
1 (8-ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
12 ounces no yolk egg noodles, cooked
1 (7-ounce) package dried fruit bits
1/3 cup golden raisins
11/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
1 (16-ounce) jar apricot preserves
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, mixing well. Stir in noodles, fruit, raisins and 1 teaspoon cinnamon, mixing well. Spoon into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.
3. Combine apricot preserves, vanilla, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally until melted. Pour oven noodle mixture.
4. Bake at 350F for 1 hour or until golden brown. Let cool and serve.
26 Responses to “Lightened Up Noodle Kugel with Greek Yogurt”
that is so sweet Susan and I am sorry to hear about your dad as well. Hope you had a great holiday
I've never had kugel, but I cannot wait to try it!! So glad that you get to be all together with your dad, and he is too darling. Love you!
What a lovely recipe! I absolutely love that you used yogurt.
I would love to see what's in it
thank you! You should try it one day
so far so good.. I just need coffee
I've never had noodle kugel, but definitely going to give it a try now - looks delicious! So happy you could spend time with your beautiful family. xo
thanks girl! Miss you friend!
Carrian, I miss you girl! You are so sweet and I LOVE seeing your photos on instagram!
I absolutely love seeing this pic of your family =)
Oh Alison, love this! Will have to make it for my inlaws...love the pic of you & your dad!!
I really need to try making a kugel one of these days--and if I do, it will definitely be your lighter version!
I've always wanted to try kugel and now I have a great light recipe for my first attempt. Thanks, Alison!
Your dad is cute! And I need to try kugel. Never had it before, and your version is making me hungry :D
Kugel is such an addiction, don't you agree, Alison? I like the yogurt idea! I am sorry your mom has passed. This January will be 6 years that my dad passed away. I miss him everyday, he was such a great source of comfort for me. As I atone today, I will think of my dad, how I can do things differently in the coming year, and enjoy a yummy dinner tonight with family! L'Shana Tova to you and your family! x
This looks AMAZING. Love the picture of y'all
OH FABULOUS! Love these posts
I love how you lightened this up Alison - I used to make Noodle Kugel for a friend of our family when I was growing up. Great pic of your dad and your sisters!
The ladies in my hub's family the best kugel, but it could use some lightening up :)
This looks perfect!!
I love this recipe! I've never had noodle kugel before, and love the sound of your lightened up ingredients. Can't wait to try it. Love your family picture, too!
Great post and photo with your dad. This kugel looks amazing. How genius to use Greek Yogurt!
I don't think that I have ever had kugel before!
I need to try this for sure :)
ps ~ your dad is so cute!
I love noodle kugel! This one looks marvelous! Hope your fast is going well!
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