Lemon Ricotta and Cherry Kugel

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Serves: 10-12

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes


4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for greasing baking dish

1 (12-ounce) package wide egg noodles

2 cups sour cream

2 cups ricotta cheese

3/4 cup sugar

3 large eggs

1 lemon, juiced and zested

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 1/2 cup dried cherries, divided


01Preheat oven to 375°F and grease a 9”x13” baking dish with butter. Fill large pot with water and bring to boil over high heat. Cook egg noodles according to manufacturer's directions; drain. Return egg noodles to pot and toss in melted butter.
02Whisk sour cream, ricotta, sugar, eggs, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla together in large bowl until smooth. Stir in cooked egg noodles and 1 cup cherries until combined.
03Pour egg noodle mixture in an even layer into prepared baking dish. Bake until the center is set and top is light golden-brown, about 40 to 55 minutes. Let cool at room temperature for about 10 to 15 minutes. Top with remaining cherries and serve.

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Heat a tablespoon of butter and a tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan. Wait until the pan is hot and the butter has fully melted.