Tested till perfect Apple Phyllo Strudel
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Apple Phyllo Strudel

Ground almonds not only add flavour to the filling but also help soak up the sweet juices from the apples. Phyllo pastry makes a great and substantially less labour-intensive alternative to strudel pastry. If your apples are especially juicy, there may be extra liquid in the filling that could make the strudel soggy, so scoop the apples from the bowl and leave any juice behind.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living: Holiday 2012

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Total time 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Portion size 12 servings


  • 4 4golden delicious applegolden delicious apples or cooking apples, (about 1-1/2 lb/600 g), peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupground almonds
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupliquid honey
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspgrated lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp 1tbsplemon juice
  • 8 sheets 8sheetsphyllo pastry
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupunsalted butter, melted
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In large bowl, combine sliced apples, ground almonds, honey, lemon zest and lemon juice; set aside.

Place 1 sheet of phyllo on work surface with short edge closest to you, keeping remainder covered with damp towel to prevent drying out. Brush with butter. Layer with 3 more sheets, brushing each with butter.

Spoon half of the apple mixture along short edge, leaving 2-inch (5 cm) border along each long edge; fold in long edges. Starting at filling edge, roll up.

Place roll, seam side down, on parchment paper–lined baking sheet; brush with butter. Make 6 diagonal cuts through phyllo top. Repeat to make second roll. (Make-ahead: Wrap rolls and baking sheet in plastic wrap; refrigerate for up to 6 hours.)

Bake in 350 F (180 C) oven until pastry is golden and juices just begin to run, 35 to 38 minutes. Let cool on pan for 10 minutes. To serve, cut each strudel into 6 slices.

Additional information :
Change It Up

Apple Prune Phyllo Strudel
Stir 8 quartered pitted prunes into apple mixture.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 139 pro 2g total fat 6g sat. fat 3g
carb 20g dietary fibre 1g sugar 10g chol 10mg
sodium 80mg potassium 75mg

% RDI:

calcium 1 iron 5 vit A 4 vit C 3
folate 7
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