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Apple Strudel

Apple strudel is great for breakfast or a late night snack especially with a scoop of ice cream. This is an easy recipe, it just takes a few apples, some raisins, almonds, spices and Filo dough. I make a lot of baklava at the bakery and so I always have boxes of filo dough stored in the freezer. If you don’t have any the next time you run out to the grocery store pick up a few and try this recipe out.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and line a 1/2 sheet pan with parchment paper.

Strudel
1 1/2 pounds of apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup raisins
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 box filo dough (12 sheets)
1 cup melted unsalted butter
1/2 cup ground almonds

Mix the apples with the lemon juice and 1/2 cup of sugar in a medium bowl and allow to sit for approximately 30 minutes, then drain off the juice. In the same bowl mix in the orange zest, cinnamon, raisins and remaining sugar.
Lay out the first sheet of filo dough out onto a sheet of parchment paper (always cover the remaining filo dough with a light cloth to help avoid drying out while building your strudel) Brush with butter and top with a second sheet, then brush with butter. Sprinkle this sheet with a teaspoon of the ground almond. Top with a third sheet and repeat the process until you have a total of 6 sheets. At the short end of the Filo dough place half the apple mixture along one end and then begin to roll the filo dough tightly. Place the strudel onto a 1/2 sheet pan seam side down. Brush with the remaining butter and bake at 375 degrees for 18 minutes until golden brown (This recipe makes two strudels)

For the icing
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 – 3 tablespoons milk

Mix all ingredients until you achieve a runny thick mixture. When the strudel is completely cooled drizzle over the finished product.

Enjoy
Chef Brian Klauss

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