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Apple Strudel

Apple Strudel is a great dessert and can be prepared in a short amount of time. When you find those great apples this is the recipe for you.

6 sheets phyllo dough (thawed)
1/4 cup melted butter (unsalted)
1/3 cup of fine bread crumbs
3 1/2 cup apple cubes (1/2″)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup coarsely chopped almonds
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice (fresh)
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees
Butter a full baking sheet
Place the phyllo dough on the counter and cover with a damp towel while working with it, this will help the dough from drying out.
Lay out one sheet pastry. Brush with melted butter, top with another sheet and brush with butter. Repeat one more. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Mix the apples, sugar, raisins, almond and lemon zest and juice in a medium bowl. Spread half the apple mixture over the prepared pastry sheets allowing 1/2″ to one side. Roll the strudel up to the 1/2″ side and transfer to the sheet pan. Repeat the process with the remaining three dough sheets and place on the sheet pan.  Brush both with remaining butter, then sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Bake for approximately 30 minutes, until golden brown. Best served warm

Chef Brian Klauss

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6 tablespoons butter (soften)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1  1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chipsIMG_0502.jpg
10 tablespoon melted butter
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup cocoa powder

3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Spray an  8″ x 8″ pan with vegetable spray
Cookie dough , mix the butter and sugars together and mix until creamed.
Beat in the egg and vanilla, then stir in the flour, baking powder and salt, mix well. Fold in the 1 cup chocolate chips and set aside.

Brownie batter – cream together butter and sugars, beat in the eggs and vanilla. Stir in the cocoa powder until combined. Stir in the flour and salt until well incorporated

Spread the Brownie batter into the prepared pan into an even layer. Drop the cookie dough into the brownie batter. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of chocolate chips on the top.

Bake for approximately 40-45 minutes. Cool on a cooling rack, Once cooled cut into squares.

Chef Brian Klauss


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