Pineapple Kugel

1 (8 ounce) package wide egg noodles
6 eggs
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup white sugar
1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, with juice
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (8 ounce) can sliced pineapple, drained
1/4 cup candied cherries (optional)

Boil noodles in boiling salted water just until softened; do not cook through. Rinse, and drain.

Beat the eggs with the melted butter. Mix in sugar, crushed pineapple with juice, vanilla, and cinnamon. Stir in the noodles. Spread into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Place pineapple rings decoratively over the top. Place a cherry in the center of each ring if desired

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 minutes, or until golden.