Holiday Kugel

Ingredients:

2 (7 ounce) pkgs. Manischewitz broad egg noodles
rind of 1 orange
1 teaspoon vanilla
¾ cup white raisins
2/3 cup orange marmalade
5 eggs
½ cup water
½ cup fresh orange juice, strained
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
cinnamon sugar
1 pkg. sliced or slivered almonds

Cook noodles as directed on package.

While noodles are cooking, prepare rind, juice, and rinse raisins with warm water. Drain and blanche noodles, and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom and sides of 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish.

Combine noodles, orange rind, vanilla, raisins, and marmalade. Beat eggs; add water and juice slowly, then oil. Fold carefully into noodle mixture.

Using a ladle, spoon mixture into prepared baking dish. Completely cover the top with cinnamon sugar, generously. Then, add the almonds. Cover again with additional cinnamon sugar. Drizzle a small amount of additional vegetable oil over the top.

Bake for 1 hour or until the bottom appears golden; do not let the top burn.

Let sit for about 10 minutes before slicing; serve warm.