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The Best Apple Honey Cinnamon Noodle Kugel Recipe Ever

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If you haven’t tried noodle kugel, you are missing out! Noodle kugel usually is a sweet dish containing egg noodles and a delicious custard. It is simple to make and bake, and utterly divine. This noodle kugel recipe with apples, honey, and cinnamon will become a favorite!




First, cook up 10 ounces of medium egg noodles per the package instructions. Drain the noodles, place them in a bowl, and set them aside.

Melt 1 stick of butter, and set aside on your counter.

Preheat your oven to 350°F.

Peel and core your apples, and then chop into small pieces. We like to use honey crisp apples, but you can use your favorite kind of apple.

We LOVE using our triple action apple machine (link to Amazon). It cores, peels and slices your apples very quickly. Then all you need to do is use your chef’s knife to chop the apples into small pieces as shown below.


We will never live without the triple action apple machine again! Besides peeling, coring, and slicing for apple pies and other bakery, it is also great for peeling and slicing potatoes for scalloped potatoes, etc.

Place your chopped apples into a large bowl. To the same bowl, go ahead and add 1/4 cup of light brown sugar and 1/4 cup of sugar. Mix it up well with a spoon and set aside.

Into another large bowl, whisk 4 eggs.


Into the same bowl that you have your eggs in, add 1/4 cup of heavy cream, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 2 cups of sour cream, 2 cups of cottage cheese, 1 melted stick of butter, and two tablespoons of honey. Whisk everything up really well.

Then go ahead and add egg noodles.


Stir everything up with a large spoon until evenly incorporated. Then add the chopped apples, including any juices that have accumulated. Mix up well with a spoon.


Next, lightly coat a 9×13 inch Pyrex or ceramic casserole dish with olive oil. Pour the noodle mixture right into the 9×13 pan. Distribute the noodles evenly throughout the pan with your spoon.


Place in your pre-heated 350°F oven (uncovered) for approximately 1 hour. At 55-60 minutes, check on your kugel.

You’ll want the edges of the pan to show some browning, and a lightly golden brown color on top.


Most of the liquids should have cooked off, but it’s ok if you still see some liquid on the edge of the pan.

Once you take it out of the oven, place it on your counter and let it rest and cool a bit. The remaining juices will be absorbed by the noodles.


EASY PEASY TIP #1: Make your kugel in advance. Bake it 1 or 2 days before you plan on serving it. Let it cool completely, cover tightly with foil, and refrigerate. When you are ready to serve, reheat at 300°F for 25-30 minutes or until warmed all the way through.

For longer-term storage, follow our next tip for freezing instructions.

EASY PEASY TIP #2: Bake your kugel, let it cool completely, cover tightly with foil, and freeze it for up to a month. Then take it out of the freezer the day before you want to serve it and place it in your refrigerator. The day you serve, take it out of the refrigerator and let it sit on your counter for 30 minutes. Reheat in a 300°F oven for about 30 minutes, and serve.


Apple Noodle Kugel

Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

A sweet, delicious version of noodle kugel with fresh apples.


  • 10 ounces medium egg noodles
  • 4 medium apples, peeled and chopped
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup), melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  1. Boil the egg noodles according to the package instructions. Drain, place in a bowl, and set aside.
  2. Melt the butter and set aside to cool a bit on your counter.
  3. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  4. Peel and core your apples. Chop your apples into small pieces (about 1/4 to 1/2 inch chunks). Place the chopped apples into a bowl, add the brown sugar and regular sugar and mix up well. Set aside.
  5. Into a large bowl, whisk 4 eggs. Into the same bowl, add the heavy cream, cinnamon, vanilla extract, sour cream, cottage cheese, melted butter, and honey. Whisk everything up well.
  6. Into the same bowl, add the egg noodles. Stir the noodles in well so they're evenly coated.
  7. Then go ahead and add the chopped apples (along with any juices that were formed) and mix up well with a spoon.
  8. Lightly coat a 9x13 inch pan with olive oil. Pour the noodle mixture into the pan.
  9. Place on a middle rack of your preheated 350°F oven, uncovered, for approximately an hour. The edges of the pan should show some browning, and the top of the kugel should be lightly browned with some crispy areas.


You can make your kugel ahead of time and store in the refrigerator or freezer and reheat it.

If you want to make it 1-2 days before serving, bake your kugel and cool completely. Cover tightly with foil and refrigerate. 1-2 days later when you want to serve, place in a preheated 300°F oven for about 25-30 minutes or until warmed all the way through.

If you'd like to freeze it, place your cooled and tightly covered kugel into the freezer for up to a month. The day before you want to serve, place it in the refrigerator to start to thaw. When you're ready to bake it, place it on your counter for 30 minutes. Then reheat in a 300°F oven for about 30 minutes, or until warmed all the way through.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 218Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 155mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 6g

Nutrition values are merely estimates and aren't always accurate.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this noodle kugel recipe with apples. Let us know how you like it!

Janet Wright

Thursday 14th of March 2024

Hi which kind of Apple do suggest for this recipe? Do you think some walnuts or pecans would work for this recipe if so how much?

Two Peas in a Kitchen

Saturday 16th of March 2024

Hi Janet! We used honeycrisp in this recipe. You can definitely add any kind of nuts you'd like! Walnuts or pecans would work great! You can try 1/2 to 3/4 cup of either roasted walnuts or pecans and then adjust depending on your taste. Hope you enjoy it!

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