Something’s Smelling Peachy! September 14, 2006


Manischewitz kosher foods and Susie Fishbein, the author of the new Kosher by Design, Short on Time: Fabulous Food Faster, have teamed up to bring out some delicious new dessert recipes and products just in time for the holidays.

Note that serving kugel in individual portions makes for an elegant presentation and helps with portion control — always needed at this season.

Individual Peach Noodle Kugel

nonstick cooking spray
1 Tbsp. sea salt
1 bag (12 oz.) wide noodles
6 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1 can (8 oz.) pineapple chunks, with juice
1 can (15 oz.) diced peaches, with juice
1/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries
4 Tbsps. margarine
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
2 Tbsps. sugar

Fill a large pot three-quarters full with water. Add 1 tablespoon of salt. When the water is boiling, add the noodles and cook, as per directions on the package, until al dente.

If using ramekins, spray each one with nonstick cooking spray.

While the noodles cook, crack the eggs into a medium mixing bowl. Add the sugar, as well as the juices from the cans of pineapple and peaches. With an electric mixer, beat until combined and foamy.

Add the pineapple chunks, diced peaches and cranberries. Stir with a wooden spoon or silicone spatula.

When the noodles are done, drain them and return them to the pot. Add the margarine and allow the heat from the noodles to melt it, stir to combine.

Pour the egg mixture into the pot and toss to combine.

Ladle the noodle mixture into the ramekins or parchment cups. Place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

In a small bowl, mix the cinnamon with 2 tablespoons sugar. Sprinkle evenly over the top of each kugel.

Bake, uncovered, for 35 minutes. If you don't like a crunchy top, bake the kugels covered.

Makes 9 mini-kugels.


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