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Apple Strudel

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Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 green apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 125ml raisins or dried cranberries
  • 15ml lemon zest
  • 125ml sugar
  • 5ml ground cinnamon
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 6 sheets phyllo pastry
  • 100g butter, melted
  • 25g extra butter
  • 250ml fresh breadcrumbs
  • icing sugar and whipped cream for serving

Recipe Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Combine apples, raisins, lemon zest, sugar, cinnamon and ground almonds in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Lay a sheet of phyllo pastry on your work surface, brush with melted butter and top with another sheet.
  4. Continue brushing with butter and layering until all the sheets have been used.
  5. Heat the extra butter in a frying pan. Add breadcrumbs and fry until golden brown, then sprinkle them over the surface of the pastry.
  6. Place the apple mixture at one end of the pastry, leaving a 5cm border on top and about 2cm on each side.
  7. Fold the pastry over the filling to enclose it, then fold in the sides and roll the pastry up. Carefully lift it onto a baking tray and brush the top with melted butter.
  8. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until cooked and golden brown.
  9. Remove and cool slightly.
  10. Put on a plate and sift icing sugar on top. Serve with whipped cream.

 

TIPS: You can use either phyllo pastry or puff pastry; the first is slightly healthier. I enjoy adding my own touches, like different types of nuts. The original recipe didn’t have the raisins, but I think they add something to the taste.

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