Sweet Apple Noodle Kugel with Pickled Raisins

Sweet noodle kugel is a traditional comfort food that I always look forward to, because the crispy, crunchy noodles on top are so delicious and fun to pick off. But noodle kugel deserves to be eaten in its entirety, and that’s where I decided to break with tradition (and my grandma’s recipe). Sweet kugel is typically made with canned or dried fruit- not the most popular ingredients. This version uses fresh, sautéed apples and (surprise!) raisins that are plumped and pickled in … Continue reading

Savory Noodle Kugel

Throughout my life, I have always looked forward to noodle kugel. I love the crunchy noodles that toast up on top. For many years, I would only eat the crunchy noodles, decimating the kugel for anyone else who cared to enjoy it. Now, I like the whole thing, but the crunchy noodles and the sweet onions are still my favorites. To make this kugel, dice 2 onions. Heat 1-2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a pan, and fry the onions … Continue reading

Peach Kugel

This Passover peach kugel is my mom’s specialty. I remember the first year she made it, everyone raved about it and has demanded it since. It is sweet and delicious, and its large peach slices make it a colorful alternative to the more ubiquitous (but equally as delicious) potato kugel. Until making the peach kugel myself, I always thought it had noodles in it. Nope- all matzah! The matzah is softened and combined with many eggs, so when it bakes, … Continue reading