Ingredients

  • 5 medium apples, peeled, cored and sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 16 sheets phyllo dough, defrosted
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp water
  • cinnamon sugar

Phyllo dough makes this strudel very light, flaky and so much simpler!

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  • Yield
    6 servings
  • Prep time
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  • Cuisine
    American
  • In Category
    Dessert
  • Level
    Easy

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the apple slices with the raisins, lemon juice, vanilla, sugar, flour and cinnamon. Mix to combine and set aside.
  3. Keeping your phyllo sheets covered with a slightly damp towel, begin by laying out one sheet on a piece of parchment paper or a pastry board.
  4. Brush the sheet lightly with some of the melted butter. Layer on the next sheet and repeat until you’ve stacked 8 sheets, ending with the butter.
  5. Sprinkle on half of the chopped walnuts over the entire sheet. Top with half of the sliced apple mixture down the center of the stack going vertically.
  6. Roll the short sides in, then roll the long sides like a burrito. Carefully move the strudel over to your baking sheet.
  7. Repeat step 2 with the remaining phyllo dough to form the second strudel.
  8. In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolk with the water to create an egg wash.
  9. Brush the tops of the strudels with the egg wash and sprinkle on some cinnamon sugar.
  10. Bake the strudels for 20 to 22 minutes or until golden on top.
  11. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack before serving.

Additional Notes:

  1. Use a combination of apple varieties for best results. Try a mix of Gala, Piñata, and Pink Lady.
  2. If you don’t have cinnamon sugar on hand, mix 2 tablespoons of sugar with 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

  • Calories: 337
  • Protein Content: 3g
  • Fat Content: 15g
  • Carbohydrate Content: 41g
  • Fiber Content: 6g
  • Sodium Content: 64mg
  • Sugar Content: 30g