Apfelstrudel (Apple Strudel)

posted by Linda in San Diego 05-27-98 11:56 AM

Apfelstrudel (Apple Strudel)

6 cups Apples; Tart, Sliced
1 tbl. Lemon Rind; Grated
2 tsp. Cinnamon
8 oz. Fillo Leaves; 1/2 Box,Thawed
1 cup Bread Crumbs; Finely Crushed
3/4 cup Raisins
3/4 cup Sugar
3/4 cup Almonds; Ground
1 3/4 cup Butter;(No Margarine),Melted

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Mix apples with raisins, lemon rind, sugar, cinnamon, and almonds. Set aside.

Place 1 fillo leaf on a kitchen towel and brush with melted butter. Place a second leaf on top and brush with butter again. Repeat until 5 leaves have been used, using about 1/2 cup of butter.

Cook and stir bread crumbs with 1/4 cup of butter until lightly browned. Sprinkle 3/4 cup crumbs on the layered fillo leaves.

Mound 1/2 of the filling in a 3-inch strip along the narrow end of the fillo, leaving a 2-inch border. Lift towel, using it to roll leaves over apples, jelly roll fashion.

Brush top of the strudel with butter and sprinkle with 2 Tbl. crumbs. Repeat the entire procedure for the second strudle. Bake the strudels at 400 degrees F. for 20 to 25 minutes, until browned.

Makes 2 strudels, 6 to 8 servings each.

NOTE: Frozen fillo leaves for strudel can be found at most supermarkets in the frozen foods sections.

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