Apple Strudel

September 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

SWEETTABLESCAPES continues with the apple theme. After an apple-picking expedition, we are now trying to use them all. This recipe is simple and delicious and comes from our friend Angela who grew up in Austria where this is a staple.

Our result lacks elegance but it still tastes great!!

You’ll need:

For the dough:                                                           For the filling:

2 1/2 cups flour                                                          2 lbs apples, peeled and sliced (about 8 medium apples)

9 Tbsp butter                                                               3/4 cup raisins

3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar                                    4 Tbsp sugar

2 egg yolks                                                                    1 tsp cinnamon

Additional ingredients:                                             Juice of one lemon     Mix all these in large bowl and set aside.

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

1 Tbsp butter (to brown breadcrumbs in)

1 egg

Preheat oven to 375F

Mix ingredients for filling and set aside, melt 1 Tbsp butter and brown breadcrumbs in it.

Cut 9 Tbsp butter in small pieces and work into the flour until you have coarse crumbs; add sugar and egg yolks and mix with coarse crumbs. Add water, 1 Tbsp at a time until the dough holds together but is not too sticky.

Roll dough onto a large rectangle parchment paper.

Spread breadcrumbs onto dough and add apple filling on top.

Fold dough over and close on top by pinching edges together. Put on top of a rimmed cookie sheet and bake for 5 minutes.

After 5 min., remove and glaze sturdel with remaining egg, previously beaten.

Continue baking until golden brown for an additional 30 to 35 minutes.

Voila!!

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