Submitted by Ronna Farley
My mom always made the most delicious kugel when my sister and I were growing up. This recipe was inspired by her beloved recipe, with some small changes including making it in individual servings. They are so delicious and fun to eat!
Pierce apple around all sides with a fork; place on a microwaveable plate. Cover with waxed paper.
Place apple in microwave oven. Cook on high (100%) power for one minute. Test with fork for doneness. Continue to cook at 30 second intervals until apple is fork-tender. Allow to cool.
Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
Beat eggs in a large bowl. Stir in cottage cheese, sour cream, sugar and cinnamon.
Cut skin from apple, then core and dice. Stir diced apples and noodles into cottage cheese mixture.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Remove from oven.
Run a knife around each kugel and remove from muffin cups. Serve immediately.
Spray 12 (1/2-cup) muffin cups with non-stick cooking spray. Spoon and heap noodle mixture into cups. Sprinkle with panko bread crumbs.