This apple strudel recipe adds raisins, lemon rind, almonds, and spices for a sweet, complex taste.
Mix apples with raisins, lemon rind, sugar, cinnamon, and almonds.
Place 1 phyllo leaf on a towel and brush with melted butter.
Place a second leaf on top and brush with butter.
Repeat until 5 leaves have been used, using about 1/2 cup of butter.
Cook and stir bread crumbs in a pan with 1/4 cup of butter until lightly browned.
Sprinkle 3/4 cup crumbs on the layered phyllo leaves.
Mound 1/2 of the filling in a 3-inch strip along the narrow end of the phyllo, 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 tbsp crumbs.
Repeat the entire procedure for the second strudel.
Bake the strudels at 400°F for 20 to 25 minutes, until browned.
How to make
6 cups of tart apples, sliced
3/4 cup raisins
1 grated lemon rind
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup ground almonds
8 ounces thawed phyllo pastry
1 3/4 cups melted butter
1 cup finely crushed breadcrumbs
Confectioner’s sugar for topping