This recipe brings together two of my favorite tastes and foods: custard and pasta. Noodle Strudel Casserole is old, but not that old because it includes Corn Flakes in the crunchy topping. It has the perfect mix of custard and noodles making for a strudel that your custard fans are sure to love! I found this treasure in one of my Godmother’s recipe boxes years ago and knew just looking at it that the combination was a winner! Heading into Mother’s Day weekend, I thought it would be the perfect comfort food for me to nibble on. And, I did.
How I wish I could sit down and talk to my aunt about her recipes. First off, I would love to know why this recipe is called a strudel. Strudels usually have a fruit or cheese mixture rolled in a thin sheet of dough. Does the cream cheese in this recipe help fill that bill? It’s more like a kugel, a baked casserole resembling a pudding, again another German recipe. I’m going to say it’s a mixture of the two. Oh, and how about the name “Smitty” written on the card? Priceless.
Wait till you taste the custard mixture. I”m gong to say that the cream cheese is responsible for bringing the composition to perfection. But don’t forget about the scalded milk which works its magic dissolving the sugar and magnifies the vanilla flavoring. This mixture of ingredients could definitely work with fruits. That’s another day.
Every once in a while you have to treat yourself and this strudel was the perfect weekend treat for me. I warmed it and I ate it with fresh strawberries. How great is that? If you’re looking to treat yourself with a comfort food, what’s your favorite? Please consider leaving a comment for the Sock Box 10 community.
Thanks for stopping by, Rose
- 1 12 oz package of noodles. (I use the No Yolks Dumplings)
- ½ cup cream cheese (half of 8 oz)
- ¼ cup of butter
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup sugar
- 2½ cups scalded milk
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup corn flakes
- Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.
- Grease a 9 X 12 pan. I used one 8 X 8 and one 9" pie pan.
- Cook noodles according to the directions on the package and cool.
- Cream butter, cream cheese, and sugar.
- Add eggs and continue creaming.
- Add vanilla and hot milk and mix.
- Add noodles to this mixture and stir.
- Pour into prepared pan.
- Mix topping ingredients and sprinkle on top. I crush the Corn Flakes for a smaller crunch.
- If using 2 smaller pans, bake for 50 minutes.
- If using one 9 X 12 pan, bake for 1 hour or until set.
- This dessert is delicious served warm and tastes great reheated.