I made this for the In-laws as a dessert after Sunday Lunch. They loved it. Its not too heavy and its relatively quick to make. You can use raspberries or blueberries alongside the apples if you fancy it too !!
I was going to serve it with custard but opted for fresh whipped cream instead. Ingredients
5 sheets filo pastry
60g butter melted
3 tbsp almonds
I tbsp brown sugar.
750 g apples cored and peeled
zest and juice of one lemon
3 tbsp muscovado sugar
half tsp cinnamon
half tsp mixed spice
125g sultanas soaked in brandy / orange juice Mix the filling together - apples (sliced), sultanas, lemon zest and juice, muscovado sugar, spices and cinnamon.
Lightly brush one sheet of fill with melted butter. Cover with another sheet and repeat until all five sheets are layered. This can be a bit diddly if the sheets break. You really should use whole sheets to stop the filling leaking out.
Sprinkle the almonds over the middle of the fill pastry and add the filling.
Fold the pastry over the at the top, brushing the join with butter will help to seal it.
Brush butter over the top of the strudel and sprinkle with the tbsp brown sugar.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 190 C for about 40-45 minutes until crisp and golden.
Mine leaked a little so I rolled it over and baked the bottom for 5 mins too and this dried it up a bit !!
You can dust with icing sugar just before serving. Serve hot of cold, with custard or fresh cream - such tough decisions !!
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