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Apple-Brandy Strudel

Recipe photo courtesy of John Kernick

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.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2006
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  • SuzePrich
    6 NOV, 2011
    Simply delicious! The Armagnac makes it so tasty, as do the prunes. I used a high quality honey, which did the trick. I was worried that grating the apples would be a mistake, but it wasn't the least bit mushy. I think it brings out the taste of the apples, actually. I used Cortlands. DIVINE.
  • MS11767070
    28 DEC, 2010
    Has anyone tried substituting puff pastry instead of Plyllo on this recipe?
  • muffygreenridge
    29 NOV, 2009
    i made this yesterday and it was so good! super simple and everyone loved it. i'll be making this again.
  • Reneecgirl
    10 OCT, 2008
    Paula Deen uses shortbread cookie crumbles in palce of breadcrumbs, if you want to try that.
  • tourtes
    5 OCT, 2008
    Jammiejulie: I've made this twice before and the breadcrumb mixture is not to my liking. I will try the cornflake crumbs instead.
  • jammiejulie
    30 SEP, 2008
    I wonder about substituting corn flakes for the breadcrumbs--I have a recipe for flat apple pie and you cover the bottom of the crust with slightly crumbled corn flakes. You'd never know they were in the recipe and it keeps it from being juice and soggy.
  • tourtes
    28 SEP, 2008
    Would it be possible to substitute the bread crumbs with something else?
  • LADundore
    27 SEP, 2008
    Maybe a combination of ginger and nutmeg would be a good substitute! You could include some minced candied ginger, as well.
  • ElizaSwann
    26 SEP, 2008
    I'm really glad that phyllo dough is suggested~thanks~ it puts this yummy recipe on the radar for those of us with limited time/talent for dough making. I have a question though. My husband is allergic to cinnamon; what could I substitute?
  • Kitrina
    25 SEP, 2008
    my grandmother, who was born in Austria, made her own strudel dough. It was an art and she made the dough so fine and rolled it around the filling with a linen table cloth!

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