Deluxe fruit kugel

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
½ pounds Medium-wide noodles
1 pounds Cream cheese
½ pounds Plus 2 tablespoons butter divided use
1 pint Sour cream
1 teaspoon Sour cream
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1⅓ cup Sugar (divided use)
8 Eggs
1 can (11 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained
1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple
4 ounces Walnuts
1 teaspoon Cinnamon

Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and place in a 4 quart bowl.

Add the cream cheese, ½ pound butter and half the sour cream to the food processor work bowl; blend until smooth. Scrape down sides or work bowl.

Add the remaining sour cream, vanilla, 1 cup sugar and eggs; process until combined. Gently combine with the noodles.

Stir the fruits in by hand and then pour mixture into a buttered 9 by 13 inch Pyrex dish. The mixture will almost overflow. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

When ready to bake, place in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50 minutes.

Combine the walnuts with ⅓ cup sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle mixture on top of the kugel. Dot with 2 tablespoons butter and bake for 20 minutes more. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Assorted recipes from the Detroit News, entered by Diane Pahl From Gemini's MASSIVE MealMaster collection at www.synapse.com/~gemini

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