Prepared sweet or savory, lokshen kugel (or koogel, as we say in the South) is a traditional Jewish noodle pudding originating in Eastern Europe. Studded with maraschino cherries, currants, pineapple, and toasted pecans, and bursting with flavor, this Southern-inspired lokshen kugel is an old family favorite. Ridiculously easy to prepare and dairy free. For the Win. Enjoy, y'all.
- 16 oz. package of Wide egg noodles, cooked and drained
-4 large Eggs
-1/2 cup Granulated White Sugar
-1 1/4 cup light Brown Sugar
-2 teaspoons Salt
-1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
-1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
-1 (16 oz.) can Crushed Pineapple, juice drained
-1 cup pitted Maraschino Cherries, sliced
-1/2 cup Currants (or raisins)
-1/8 cup chopped toasted pecans(optional)
Preheat oven to 375°F.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, white sugar, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla. Add the pineapple, cherries, currants, and chopped pecans. Gently fold prepared noodles into the batter, ensuring all ingredients are well incorporated. Pour batter into a well-greased 9 x13” pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until kugel is firm. Serve warm.