Monday, December 24, 2012

Delectable Apple Strudel

Apple Strudel
Hello Everyone,  i am back after a long break.

I have lot of recipes to share,  but since its Christmas time, i am sharing a quick and easy apple strudel recipe.

Prep. Time : 40 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins

1 big apple
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4th cup sugar
1/4th cup oats
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp butter
Phyllo sheets

Remove the skin and cut the apple into half inch pieces. Add lemon juice and cinnamon and toss the apples to mix them well. Add some extra cinnamon powder if you like to have strong cinnamon flavor. Lemon juice prevents the apples from changing colour. Leave them aside for half an hour. 
Heat a pan and add half of the butter. Once the butter is melted add oats and mix them well. Turn off the heat. Add sugar and apple mixture. Mix everything properly and set aside. 

Preheat the oven at 350 degree F.

Now butter one sheet of phyllo and place another sheet above the same. Butter the second sheet. Repeat this one more time. This means now you have 3 sheets in total one above the other.  With the short side facing you, spoon the apple mixture onto the bottom part of the sheet leaving around 1 inch margin at the bottom.  Fold half inch of sheet from both the sides and roll up like a jelly roll. Place the seam- side down onto the baking sheet.  Brush with butter.

Bake the strudel for around 30 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired. Now the most difficult part, allow the strudel to cool for around 20 minutes. 

You can make a single strudel in big size & cut into pieces for serving.  Or  you may also make multiple small serving size strudels. You can also use puff pastry instead of phyllo sheets.

Please feel free to post your comments and reviews.