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Making phyllo at home is a laborious process, and supermarkets often sell good fresh or frozen phyllo. If you use frozen dough, thaw it overnight before, and don't refreeze -- it will be too brittle.

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Yield:
Makes two 12-inch strudels
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 450 degrees. Brush a large baking pan with melted butter; set aside. Combine almonds and walnuts in a small bowl; set aside.

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  • Combine apples, raisins, 2 tablespoons sugar, lemon zest, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  • Bring 3/4 cup water and cornstarch to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring constantly until thick and smooth. Add 4 remaining tablespoons sugar, and stir until dissolved. Pour over apples. Stir to combine.

  • Place a sheet of phyllo on a flat work surface to form a square. Brush with butter. Place a second sheet over the first. Brush with butter. Repeat four times.

  • Spread 1/4 cup nuts over bottom third of phyllo in a 1-inch-wide line parallel to and about 3 inches from the edge of pastry. Top with a sheet of phyllo. Brush with butter. Spread half of apple mixture in a 3 1/2-inch-wide line covering the nuts; sprinkle with cinnamon. Top with a sheet of phyllo. Brush with butter. Fold in right and left sides of phyllo about 1 inch. Fold phyllo over once to cover apples. Brush with butter. Roll like a cigar almost to end, brushing all surfaces with butter. Fold in ragged edges, and brush with butter. Finish rolling, and place, seam-side down, in prepared pan.

  • Brush with butter. Cut six 1-inch diagonal slits in top of roll. With fingers, slightly widen slits. Repeat with remaining phyllo and filling.

  • Transfer to oven, and bake until golden, about 10 minutes. Lower heat to 350 degrees. Continue baking until juices are bubbling and apples are tender when pierced with a knife, 30 to 40 minutes more.

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Reviews

132 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 46
  • 2 star values: 23
  • 1 star values: 8