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Apple Strudel

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Apple Strudel

Apple Strudel
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Your family will enjoy the homemade taste and old-fashioned goodness of this apple strudel made in half the time of the traditional version.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large Granny Smith apple , peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoon raisins
  • 1/2 of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed
  • confectioners' sugar (optional)

Directions

  • Heat the oven to 375°F. Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork or whisk. Stir the sugar, flour and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Add the apples and raisins and toss to coat.
  • Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured 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.
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until the strudel is golden brown. Let the strudel cool on the baking sheet on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with the confectioners' sugar, if desired.
  • Ingredient Note: For some nutty crunch, 1/4 cup sliced almonds may be added with the apples and raisins.
  • Recipe Note: The strudel may be served with Vanilla Sauce: Stir 3/4 cup milk, 1/2 cup light cream, 1/3 cup sugar, 4 egg yolks, beaten and 1/2 vanilla bean in a 2-quart saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until the mixture boils and thickens. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Remove the vanilla bean. Makes about 1 3/4 cups.