The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, began last night. In celebration, I’m providing a recipe for a traditional Jewish recipe that is made for nearly every holiday: Kugel! Now, some people pronounce it k-oo-g-el, some people pronounce it k-uh-g-el but no matter what you call it, it’s ALWAYS good.

It’s basically a noodle cake made with cheese and in some cases, raisins, cinnamon and corn flakes! It sounds pretty nasty but I promise that it’s really not. Go ahead and try it!



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Butter a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.

Cook 12 oz. (one bag) wide egg noodles 7-8 minutes.

In a large bowl, beat 8 oz. cream cheese, 4 tb. butter and 1/3 cup sugar.

Add 4 eggs and beat. Stir in 1 cup of milk.

Stir in noodles and 2 granny smith apples peeled and cut into ½ inch chunks. Pour into the buttered baking dish.

For Topping – Combine ¼ cup brown sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon and 2 tb. butter. Stir in 1 cup cornflakes.

Spread the topping over the noodles in the dish.

Bake for 50-60 minutes.

Happy New Year! Hope you enjoyed Hillman’s Helpings.


Lauren Hillman
Hillman’s Helpings