Monday, December 10, 2012

Apple Strudel from Rhonda's Saucy Adventures

Posted by - Rhonda

Apple filling adapted from Paula Dean, Pastry Puff Directions from
I have always been afraid to make strudel, so I am glad this months challenge got me out of my comfort  zone.  I LOVE this recipe and will definitely make it again.
Apple Strudel:
1 egg
1 tbsp  water
1/4 cup golden raisins
17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed
1 Fuji apple
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, halved, and thinly sliced
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 Tablespoon flour
1/2 cup vanilla wafers
 1/4 cup chopped pecans
2 cups confectioners' sugar
3 1/2 tablespoons milk
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine the raisins, apples, flour, lemon juice, lemon zest, cinnamon, brown sugar, cookie crumbs, and pecans, in a 3 qt pan. Cook on low for 15 minutes, stir occasionally. 1.Remove pastry puff from the box, unfold the pastry sheet on the work surface. Roll the pastry sheet into a 16 x 12-inch rectangle. With the short side facing you, spoon the apple mixture onto the bottom half of the pastry sheet to within 1 inch of the edge. Roll up like a jelly roll. Place seam-side down onto a baking sheet. Tuck the ends under to seal. Brush the pastry with the egg mixture. Cut several slits in the top of the pastry. 2.Bake for 35 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. Let the pastry cool on the baking sheet on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with the confectioners' sugar, if desired. 3.Drizzle Caramel Ice cream sauce if desired. For the Glaze: Mix ingredients thoroughly. *Cook's Note: If too thick add a little bit of milk. If too thin add a little bit of confectioners' sugar.


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Magnolia Verandah said...

Nice Strudel - I have never made strudel either - maybe I should move out of my comfort zone too.

María said...

Pues para tenerle miedo, te ha quedado perfecta, y seguro que deliciosa. Besicos

nannina65 said...

Ciao a tutti, mi sono unita al vostro blog, bellissimo questo strudel, non l'ho mai fatto, ma la vostra ricetta sembra così semplice, che ci proverò, a presto.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

It looks wonderful! Apple strudel is wonderful with warm custard sauce...



Gloria said...

This look amazing!

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

Mmmm...your apple strudel sounds absolutely amazing!

Little Housewife said...

I wish that your Christmas will be fulfilled with sweet pleasure,
Full with memories that you keep close and treasure.
Happy Holidays x
-The Little Housewife

Günther said...

una bella versione di strudel :-) auguri di buone feste

Samantha said...

Love this recipe, I definitely have to try it

Dixya said...

Look the flavors of your strudel. I just made some savory ones and will be posting the recipe soon :)

Annmarie Pipa said...

oh yum!! perfect for holiday company!!

Claire said...

Perfect recipe for Christmas and new year's Eve!!

Joe said...

Beautiful, too tempting and highly irresistible!!