6 cups sliced tart apples
3/4 cup raisins
1 TBS grated lemon rind
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup almonds, ground
8 ounces filo pastry, 1/2 box,thawed
1 3/4 cups butter, melted, (no margarine)
1 cup finely crushed breadcrumbs
Mix apples with raisins, lemon rind, sugar, cinnamon, and almonds.
Place 1 fillo leaf on a kitchen towel and brush with melted butter.
Place a second leaf on top and brush with butter again.
Repeat until 5 leaves have been used, using about 1/2 c of butter.
Cook and stir bread crumbs with 1/4 c of butter until lightly browned.
Sprinkle 3/4 cup crumbs on the layered fillo leaves.
Mound 1/2 of the filling in a 3-inch strip along the narrow end of the fillo, leaving a 2-inch border.
Lift towel, using it to roll leaves over apples, jelly roll fashion.
Brush top of the strudel with butter and sprinkle with 2 T crumbs.
Repeat the entire procedure for the second strudle.
Bake the strudels at 400ºF for 20 to 25 minutes, until browned.
NOTE: Frozen fillo leaves for strudel can be found at most supermarkets in the frozen foods sections.
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