Apple Strudel

Spiced apples, raisins, and prunes are folded into layers of flaky store-bought phyllo for a tempting treat. Honey, which softly sweetens the filling, is offset by a dash of brandy.

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  • Servings: 4
Apple Strudel

Photography: John Kernick

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October Fall 2006

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup grated peeled red apple (1 to 2 apples)
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup pitted prunes, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons Armagnac or other good-quality brandy
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 5 sheets phyllo dough (at least 11 by 14 inches), thawed if frozen
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • Confectioners' sugar and whipped cream, for serving

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees, with rack in upper third. Gently stir together breadcrumbs, apple, raisins, prunes, honey, brandy, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. Set filling aside.

  2. Brush a sheet of phyllo with butter. Top with 2 sheets, and brush with butter; repeat. Spread with filling. Starting at a short end, roll to enclose filling. Transfer, seam side down, to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  3. Bake until golden brown, about 35 minutes. Transfer strudel to a wire rack; let cool 15 minutes. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, and serve with whipped cream.

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