25 Ratings
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1

Use ready made phyllo pastry and homemade apple filling.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • In a bowl, combine apples, raisins, currants, cinnamon, sugar and bread crumbs. Stir well.

  • Spread several sheets of pastry generously with melted butter and lay them on atop the other on a baking sheet. Spread the fruit mixture evenly over the top sheet, then roll the sheets up to form a log shape. Brush with melted butter again.

  • Bake in preheated oven 30 minutes, until pastry is golden brown and fruit is tender.

Nutrition Facts

431 calories; 15.6 g total fat; 31 mg cholesterol; 422 mg sodium. 69.7 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (22)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2009
I hadn't used phyllo dough before so I was a little intimidated but it was fairly simple. The trick is to keep the phyllo layers moist with the butter. When it came out of the oven it was crispy. I covered it with tinfoil to keep it warm and it softened up the dough and was very good with ice cream. My husband isn't a fan of apple pie but he really liked this.
(8)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/27/2003
This is a little time consuming to put together because of the phyllo dough. I "generously" buttered each phyllo sheet and baked the strudel on a cookie sheet that had no sides. The results were a greasy stove bottom and a greasy strudel. Had a piece of strudel while I cleaned my greasy oven...it was bland. Sorry but I can't recommend this one.
(29)
25 Ratings
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2004
Good and easy basic strudel but I think some adjustments have to be done. First of all I would increase cinnamon to 1 full teaspoon. Then I might add about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg and/or a dash of ginger or clove powder. Thirdly I think it might be interesting brushing salted butter between phyllo sheets. Finally I think it would be a good idea to give the strudel an egg or egg yolk wash before baking. That way I think it would be close to perfection. Yet this is a good basic recipe.
(141)
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2003
Very good and easy to make. I used half the butter than called for spraying some of the phyllo sheets with a bit of cooking spray instead to keep the sheets from drying out and preventing greasiness. Most of the butter I used went on the outer layer after rolling up the strudel which gave it a lovely golden color after baking. I used Gala apples for a sweet-tart taste and one half-teaspoon of a blend of cinnamon allspice nutmeg ginger and a touch of cloves. I didn't have golden raisins or currants so I used half a cup of regular raisins and it turned out fine. The family really enjoyed it and have asked for it again.
(80)
Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2003
Very quick and easy. I used cooking spray on the layers of phyllo instead of the 1/4c butter and melted 1T butter to brush on the top. I also sprinkled cinnamon and sugar on top.
(48)
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Rating: 3 stars
09/15/2005
I was intrigued by this recipe and decided to try it out. I was really surprised that the end result looked unfinished and seems to need some kind of glaze to look pretty enough to serve or give to someone. I also expected more punch to the flavor with all the apple raisins currants and spices but the flavor was very mild. The phyllo was so flaky it was hard to contain and my family got phyllo pieces everywhere. The flavor grew on me though and it was delightful with an espresso. I think I'll make up some kind of cinnamon glaze and see if that finishes it off.
(31)
Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2008
I have to admit I fiddled with this a bit. I used frozen filo which I sprayed with cooking spray tinned apples sultana/currant/raisin mix (mixed fruit with the peel and cherries removed) added 3 tblspns of brown sugar to the mix used 1 tsp of cinnamon 1/2 tsp each of ground ginger and nutmeg and 1/4 tsp of cloves - and it turned out great! I used butter on the outside sheet and it was golden and lovely. A great basic recipe with plenty of room to manoeuvre. Can't wait to use other fruit or even veges.
(29)
Rating: 2 stars
10/27/2003
This is a little time consuming to put together because of the phyllo dough. I "generously" buttered each phyllo sheet and baked the strudel on a cookie sheet that had no sides. The results were a greasy stove bottom and a greasy strudel. Had a piece of strudel while I cleaned my greasy oven...it was bland. Sorry but I can't recommend this one.
(29)
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Rating: 4 stars
07/26/2006
Great base recipe. I modified it according to things I had on hand. I substituted peaches for the apples whole wheat flour for the bread added some crystalized ginger and omitted the currents and raisins. I served this with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of maple syrup--yum.
(25)
Rating: 3 stars
10/20/2004
This recipe was okay not great and not quite what i had been looking for. From a time and effort standpoint it is quite a bit of work (buttering phyllo preping apples etc.) and the results are just kind of bland and generic.
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2004
Easy to make impressive to your guests (I sprinkled cinnamon and powdered sugar light across the top) and good!
(18)