Sweet Apple Noodle Kugel
12-ounces wide noodles
4 medium cooking apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced (4 cups)
2 tablespoons margarine or cooking oil
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups apple juice
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup dried tart cherries or raisins
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Cook noodles according to package directions in a large saucepan or a Dutch oven. Drain noodles, rinse, and drain the noodles again. Set aside. Lightly grease a 3-quart rectangular baking dish; set aside.
Cook apples in a large skillet in hot margarine or oil over medium heat for 3 minutes; set aside. Whisk together the eggs, apple juice, sugar, honey, cinnamon, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Layer half of the noodles in the prepared dish. Top with the apples and cherries or raisins. Add remaining noodles. Sprinkle pecans over the top. Pour apple juice mixture over all. Cover dish with foil.
Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 minutes more. Cool on a wire rack about 30 minutes. Serve warm. Makes 12 servings