Noodle Pudding (Grandma Gloria’s Noodle Kugel)

Noodle PuddingFor Rosh Hashanah, Nik and Zach hosted a delicious dinner with a delicious sweet, noodle kugel on the menu.  After eating it, I had a craving for my grandma’s noodle pudding, a sweet combination of egg noodles, raisins and mandarin oranges.  Much to my surprise, it wasn’t on my blog yet!  I whipped up a batch (literally it takes about 15 minutes to prep, and half an hour to cook), and satisfied my craving.  I hope you love this as much as we do.

Here’s what you need:

12-16 oz egg noodles (as Grandma says, yolk free OK)

1 stick margarine + a little more for the top

2 eggs (or 3 egg whites)

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup matzo meal (or plain breadcrumbs)

1 tsp cinnamon + a little more for the top

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup golden raisins (my grandma makes my sisters a raisin-free version, but I think even if you aren’t a raisin lover, it’s better to add them and pick them out because they add great sweetness)

1 11-oz can mandarin oranges, drained

Here’s what you do:

1.  Cook the egg noodles according to the package.  Drain and return to the pot.

2.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9″ square baking pan with nonstick spray.

3.  Add the stick of margarine and allow it to melt into the warm noodles.  Then add the eggs, sugar, mazto meal, cinnamon, vanilla and raisins and mix to combine.

4.  Add the mandarin oranges to the mixture and gently stir to combine.

5.  Pour the noodle mixture into the pan.  Add a little more margarine to the top if you want, and sprinkle a little extra cinnamon on the top if you want.

6.  Bake the noodle dish for about 30 minutes.  (If you want the top to stay extra soft, cover with foil before baking.)


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