Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Noodle Kugel

pumpkin-spice-kugel-recipe-1While I was making my traditional rum-soaked apricot noodle kugel this year, I was inspired to jump onto the pumpkin spice band wagon.

Since you can never have enough kugel this time of year, I made both. Enjoy!


  • 12 oz wide egg noodles
  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened (2 bars)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cans pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice (allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg)



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter or spray a 9″x13″ pan.
  3. Cook the noodles until al dente and drain thoroughly.
  4. Using a stand mixer or hand mixer and large bowl, beat the cream cheese with the sugar until completely incorporated.
  5. Add the sour cream, eggs, and salt.
  6. Mix thoroughly, then add the pumpkin, melted butter and spices.
  7. Remove the bowl from the mixer and add the noodles, mixing together with a large spoon.
  8. Pour into the prepared pan and cover with foil.
  9. Bake for an hour.
  10. Cool before slicing and serving. Enjoy!