Apple Strudel
CATEGORIES
INGREDIENTS
  • Servings: 16
  • 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
DIRECTIONS
  1. Mix apples with raisins, lemon rind, sugar, cinnamon, and almonds.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Place 1 fillo leaf on a kitchen towel and brush with melted butter.
  4. Place a second leaf on top and brush with butter again.
  5. Repeat until 5 leaves have been used, using about 1/2 c of butter.
  6. Cook and stir bread crumbs with 1/4 c of butter until lightly browned.
  7. Sprinkle 3/4 cup crumbs on the layered fillo leaves.
  8. Mound 1/2 of the filling in a 3-inch strip along the narrow end of the fillo, leaving a 2-inch border.
  9. Lift towel, using it to roll leaves over apples, jelly roll fashion.
  10. Brush top of the strudel with butter and sprinkle with 2 T crumbs.
  11. Repeat the entire procedure for the second strudle.
  12. Bake the strudels at 400ºF for 20 to 25 minutes, until browned.
  13. NOTE: Frozen fillo leaves for strudel can be found at most supermarkets in the frozen foods sections.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
This is on another recipe site I frequent on a daily basis. I'm posting it for a request made on the bulletin board.