Easy Apple Strudel Recipe

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Easy Apple Strudel Recipe
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Easy Apple Strudel Recipe

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"My family always loves it when I make this wonderful dessert," writes Joanie Fuson of McCordsville, Indiana. "Old-fashioned strudel was too fattening and time-consuming, but this revised classic is just as good. It's best served warm from the oven."
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups coarsely chopped peeled apples
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 teaspoons sugar, divided
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 sheets phyllo dough (14x9-inch size)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. Place raisins, water and extract in a large microwave-save bowl; microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-1/2 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Drain. Add apples, 1/3 cup sugar, flour and cinnamon; toss to combine.
In a small bowl, mix melted butter and oil; remove 2 teaspoons mixture for brushing top. Place one sheet of phyllo dough on a work surface; brush lightly with some of the butter mixture. (Keep remaining remaining phyllo covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel to prevent it from drying out.) Layer with seven additional phyllo sheets, brushing each layer with some of the butter mixture. Spread apple mixture over phyllo to within 2 in. of one long side.
Fold the short edges over filling. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting from the side with a 2-in. border. Transfer to a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Brush with reserved butter mixture; sprinkle with remaining sugar. With a sharp knife, cut diagonal slits in top of strudel.
Bake until golden brown, 35-40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Apple Strudel in Light & Tasty February/March 2005, p48

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 229 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 92mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1-1/2 fat.

  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups coarsely chopped peeled apples
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 teaspoons sugar, divided
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 sheets phyllo dough (14x9-inch size)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place raisins, water and extract in a large microwave-save bowl; microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-1/2 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Drain. Add apples, 1/3 cup sugar, flour and cinnamon; toss to combine.
  2. In a small bowl, mix melted butter and oil; remove 2 teaspoons mixture for brushing top. Place one sheet of phyllo dough on a work surface; brush lightly with some of the butter mixture. (Keep remaining remaining phyllo covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel to prevent it from drying out.) Layer with seven additional phyllo sheets, brushing each layer with some of the butter mixture. Spread apple mixture over phyllo to within 2 in. of one long side.
  3. Fold the short edges over filling. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting from the side with a 2-in. border. Transfer to a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Brush with reserved butter mixture; sprinkle with remaining sugar. With a sharp knife, cut diagonal slits in top of strudel.
  4. Bake until golden brown, 35-40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Apple Strudel in Light & Tasty February/March 2005, p48

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LindaS_WI User ID: 7202558 260524
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2017

"easy and so delicious, this apple strudel is a dessert I make a lot. If I'm being honest, it's also one of my favorite breakfast items. Also good as a late night snack. If you can't tell, it's really delicious anytime of the day. I make a simple vanilla sauce to go with it and it's like a touch of Bavaria."

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wrenjen523 User ID: 7407554 144265
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

"Big hit at brunch. This was my first experiment with phyllo so I didn't mess with the sugar and use "fake" sugar. I will next time, now that I have more experience with the dough."

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haddur User ID: 2583007 77744
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2011

"This is a staple in my house. Everyone loves it and can't believe it's light."

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Ann Godsell User ID: 992031 129844
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2008

"This recipe is almost as yummy as my grandma's authentic apple strudel without the hard work and heaps of calories!"

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