Apple strudel


I was talking to a friend yesterday who was expecting visitors and wanted to prepare something for them. It felt so good to hear that mydinnertoday was what came to mind when looking for something easy, quick, and yummy to make. She was looking for  a dessert recipe. Apple strudel came to my mind. The easiest and yummiest treat for your afternoon guests.  I got so inspired  I decided to show my mum how to make it (I’m visiting) and she loved it!  I sliced it for you this time so you can see the inside.

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 puff pastry sheets (sfoliata)
  • 6 golden apples
  • 1/2 cup currants
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1  1/2 cup heavy cream (or evaporated milk)
  • confectioner’s sugar and cinnamon for serving

How to make: Peel and grate the apples using a regular cheese grater, the coarse grating side.  In a big bowl, mix the apples with the raisins, sugar, flour, cinnamon and butter.  Lay the first sheet of puff pastry.  Put half the apple mix across the narrow side of the sheet and start rolling the strudel on the narrow side. Pinch the edges with your fingers and/or using a fork pinch the edges together against the bottom of the surface you’re working on.  Put the strudel in a big pyrex/pan. Repeat with the second puff pastry. Put the second strudel in the pyrex/pan. Pour over the heavy cream and bake at 430F/220C for about 40 minuter or until golden brown.  When it’s cooled off a bit, sprinkle confectioner’s sugar and cinnamon and serve. Enjoy!

Notes and tips: My mum’s pan was a little smaller than mine so the strudels got squished and the heavy cream covered them more deeply. It was OK but I prefer them a little crunchier so if you, too, are using smaller pans, make sure to reduce the amount of heavy cream. I should have used less in this case.   So, watch out if you’re using smaller containers, but don’t worry too much. They’ll still be awesome!

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