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Monday, September 24, 2012

Apple & Pear Strudel (Easy)

You can easily buy your own pre-made strudels, but making these easy little strudels will get you tons of compliments to lift your self-esteem. This recipe makes 6 servings, takes about 10 minutes of preparation and 15 - 20 minutes oven time. 

3 apples
2 pears
1 package of ready to roll filo pastry (usually contains 12 sheets)
1 jar apricot marmalade
4 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons of maple syrup or honey
Powdered cinnamon

1. Heat oven to 400 F (200 C /180c fan).

2. Peel, core and thinly slice the apples and pears and set aside.

3. Melt two tablespoons of butter in a medium sized pot. Add the jar of apricot marmalade and mix. Add in the maple syrup or honey. Combine well until it begins to bubble. Reduce heat and stir in the apple and pear slices. Give it a good mix and turn off the heat.

4.  Melt two tablespoons of butter. Brush two sheets of filo pastry with butter and sandwich them together, making a double sheet. Place 1/6 of the marmalade fruit mixture in the center of the pastry sheet and roll or folder over into a neat parcel. Do this 5 more times. You should have 6 strudels.
5. Brush the tops with an egg wash and sprinkle cinnamon over. If you don’t have an egg, use the remaining butter.
6. Place on a lined baking try and bake in oven for 15 - 20 minutes. Will be piping hot so be careful. Serve warm or cold.