February 7, 2012

Apple Strudel

6 sheets phyllo pastry
1/3 cup unsalted butter
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
juice and rind of 1/2 lemon
1 1/2 lbs apples, peeled and cored
1/2 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Melt butter in a baking tin then add bread crumbs and nuts.  Allow to crisp and brown in oven 10-15 minutes.  Remove and cool 20 minutes.
Grease large baking sheet with a little of melted butter.  In large bowl mix sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice and rind.  Mix in apples, raisins and nuts.
Lay 1 1/2 sheets of pastry on a tea towel and brush with butter.  Scatter crumb mixture.  Arrange apple mixture over 1/2 the pastry.  Leave a 1 inch border on bottom and sides.  Repeat layers.  Fold in sides and transfer to baking sheet.  Make several cuts in top of strudel.  Lay piece of silicone baking sheet on top.  Bake 35-40 minutes.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar when cool.

Served at Jan 2012 Relief Society activity.

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