This sweet Apple Noodle Kugel recipe is perfect for celebrating Jewish holidays including Chanukah and Passover! Sour cream, cottage cheese, and a cinnamon-sugar topping help make this total comfort food.
Ever since we got DNA tested, Jeff and I have been making jokes about “the food of our people.” He was surprised to discover that, even though his (our) last name is Farley, there is no direct Irish heritage. However, he’s apparently 15.8% Iberian, which means I have now christened him my Iberian Ham. My results were slightly more straight forward, and I found them amusing: I’m 95% Ashkenazic Jew. Certainly not a boring history, but not the most exciting results when you’re wondering if you’re going to see something unexpected.
Food is a big part of the Jewish holidays, and I’ve always been especially partial to kugel. My mom’s Sweet Pecan Kugel is still one of my favorites. With Chanukah around the corner, I thought I’d prepare a more basic noodle kugel recipe with a touch of fall flair. Using chopped, tart apples adds a subtle texture and fruity acidity similar to what you’ll find in pineapple kugels.
Should I back up slightly? Are you wondering what kugel even is?