Apple Strudel

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    16 servings
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This apple strudel recipe adds raisins, lemon rind, almonds and spices for a sweet, complex taste.


  • 6 cups of tart apples, sliced
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1 grated lemon rind
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup ground almonds
  • 8 ounces thawed phyllo pastry
  • 1 3/4 cups melted butter
  • 1 cup finely crushed breadcrumbs
  • Confectioner’s sugar for topping


  1. Mix apples with raisins, lemon rind, sugar, cinnamon and almonds.
  2. Place 1 phyllo leaf on a towel and brush with melted butter.
  3. Place a second leaf on top and brush with butter.
  4. Repeat until 5 leaves have been used, using about 1/2 cup of butter.
  5. Cook and stir bread crumbs in pan with 1/4 cup of butter until lightly browned.
  6. Sprinkle 3/4 cup crumbs on the layered phyllo leaves.
  7. Mound 1/2 of the filling in a 3-inch strip along the narrow end of the phyllo, leaving a 2-inch border.
  8. Lift towel, using it to roll leaves over apples, jelly roll fashion.
  9. Brush top of the strudel with butter and sprinkle with 2 tbsp crumbs.
  10. Repeat the entire procedure for the second strudel.
  11. Bake the strudels at 400°F for 20 to 25 minutes, until browned.