Not just another noodle kugel, this version uses some extraordinary ingredients that can fool you into thinking it
- 2 10-oz (280-g) pkgs medium egg noodles -
- 1 cup margarine, divided, melted -
- 2 pkgs cinnamon graham crackers (approximately 18 crackers) -
- 8 eggs -
- 1 cup sugar -
- 1 cup Tofutti sour cream -
- 1 cup applesauce -
- 2 Cortland apples, diced -
- 1 tsp lemon juice -
- 1 tsp vanilla extract -
- ½ cup golden raisins (optional) -
1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook noodles in boiling water for 8–10 minutes or until tender. Drain and rinse well under cold water.
2. Place graham crackers in a food processor and process until they become fine crumbs. Combine ½ cup margarine with crumbs, mixing well. Pour two-thirds of the crumbs into a greased 10x16-inch (25.4x40.6 cm) aluminum pan. Set remaining crumbs aside for topping.
3. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
4. In a large bowl, mix together eggs, sugar, sour cream, applesauce, lemon juice, and vanilla. Add remaining ½ cup margarine. Stir in noodles, apples, and raisins, if desired. Spread over graham cracker crumbs. Sprinkle top with reserved crumbs. Bake covered for 1 hour. Uncover and bake an additional 25–30 minutes.
This recipe originally appeared in Mishpacha Magazine.