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Apple strudel

by Christina Julia

Apple strudel

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Serves: 6-8 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 900g/2lb cooking apples juice of 3 lemons
  • 225g/8oz cranberries
  • 225g/8oz seedless raisins
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 225g/8oz chopped walnuts
  • 175g/6oz soft brown sugar
  • 450g/1lb filo pastry sheets
  • 175g/6oz butter

Instructions

  • Heat a dry frying pan over a medium heat. Pour in the breadcrumbs.
    Stirring all the time, lightly toast the crumbs for 1–2 minutes. Remove
    from the heat and set aside to cool.
  • Peel, core and dice the apples, put them in a large bowl and toss in the
    lemon juice to prevent browning. Add the cranberries, raisins, cinnamon,
    nutmeg, walnuts and sugar. Mix well together.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas mark 4.
  • Spread a moist tea towel on a clean work surface, and put the sheets of
    pastry on it. Remove a single sheet of pastry, and place on a second
    moist tea towel. Quickly cover the remaining pastry with a third moist
    tea towel.
  • Melt some of the butter in a pan, and brush over the single pastry sheet.
    Sprinkle with some of the breadcrumbs. Uncover the pastry sheets, lift off
    a second sheet of pastry and place this on top of the first. Cover the
    remaining sheets as before.
  • Brush the second sheet of pastry with melted butter and sprinkle with
    breadcrumbs. Repeat this procedure with another 2 pastry sheets.
    Spread half of the apple and walnut filling on the fourth sheet, leaving a
    border around the edge. Using the tea towel underneath, slowly and
    carefully roll the sheets of pastry away from you to form a log, tucking
    the edges of the pastry inwards as you go.
  • Repeat the entire procedure until you have 2 pastry logs, keeping the
    first one moist under a tea towel while making the second.
  • Lightly grease a baking tray, and carefully slide the strudel logs onto it.
    Brush the tops of both logs with the remaining butter, and bake in the
    oven for 30–40 minutes until brown and crisp. Remove from the oven
    and allow to cool slightly before serving

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