Applesauce Noodle Kugel
1/2 lb. extra wide egg noodles
3 large eggs, room temperature
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, divided use
2/3 cup granulated sugar, plus 2 tablespoons, divided use
1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup golden raisins, soaked in hot water
1/3 cup crushed graham cracker crumbs
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter bottom and sides of an 8x8-inch baking dish.
Cook noodles according to package instructions and drain well; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs until well combined. Whisk in 5 tablespoons melted butter, 2/3 cup granulated sugar, applesauce, sour cream and vanilla until well combined; stir in raisins and noodles until combined.
Spread mixture into prepared baking dish; evenly sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs, additional 2 tablespoons sugar, and cinnamon. Drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon melted butter. Bake 40-45 minutes or until golden brown, set, and bubbly.
Makes 9 servings