Introduction: Easy Apple, Cranberry and Almond Strudel

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Who doesn't like apple pie? Here is a very quick recipe for an apple strudel that is great as a snack, dessert or part of brunch. Assembly time is about 10 minutes with a 35-40 minute cook time.

Step 1: Ingredients and Utensils

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You will need the following ingredients:

  • Box of puff pastry sheets
  • 2-3 apples, depending on size
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 0-1/4 cup of sugar, optional. Use sugar with tart apples.
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries or raisins. Raisins go better with tart apples.
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Powdered sugar

Also, you will need the following utensils:

  • Peeler
  • Measuring cups
  • Grater or food processor for shredding apples
  • Measuring cups
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Fork
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper

Step 2: Peel and Shred the Apples

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Using a peeler, peel the apples and with a grater or food processor, shred the apples. If they are very juicy, drain the juice.

Step 3: Mix the Apple Filling

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In a mixing bowl mix the apples, lemon juice, sugar, cranberries and almond meal. Mix until everything is blended well.

Step 4: Assemble the Strudels

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Take half of the mixed apple filling and spread it out on one of the puff pastry sheets. Fold over the puff pastry dough until you get a nice wrap. With a fork mash together the ends to close the strudel. Repeat with the second puff pastry sheet and remaining half of the apple filling.

Step 5: Bake & Cool

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Transfer the strudel to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake on 400F for 35-40min until golden. Let cool at room temperature for at least an hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Step 6: Serve and Enjoy!

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Cut the strudel with a bread knife and serve warm or cold. Enjoy!


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