{Recipe} Apple Strudel

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I whipped up this delicious and quick apple strudel the other night, it was so good piping hot, straight out of the oven, as well as cold for breakfast the next morning.

Prep Time: 25 minutes.
Cook Time: 25-30 minutes.
Serves: 12 decent portions.

Ingredients:

Apple Strudel:
4 sheets of puff pastry
8-10 cooking apples (I used Granny Smith apples)
1 cup of castor sugar
4 teaspoons of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of vanilla paste
3 tablespoons of plain flour

Brown Sugar Crumb Topping:
1/3 cup of plain flour
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1/3 cup of chilled butter
1 tablespoon of castor sugar
pinch of salt

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Step 1. Preheat your oven to 180°C and line two trays with baking paper. Peel your apples and thinly slice them, place them in a large bowl.

 

 

 

 

 

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Step 2. Place your sugar, cinnamon and vanilla paste in with your apples.

 

 

 

 

 

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Step 3. Mix it through with your hands thoroughly, coating all the apples evenly, place a tea towel over your bowl and let it sweat for 15 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

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Step 4. While your apples are sweating, cut your chilled butter into cubes and place all the ingredients for your brown sugar crumb topping into a small bowl.

 

 

 

 

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Step 5. Mix together the ingredients with your hands until it resembles chunky crumbs.

 

 

 

 

 

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Step 6. Once your apples have sweated for 15 minutes transfer the apples to a new bowl using a slotted spoon, to drain off the excess liquid. Set the liquid aside for later use.

 

 

 

 

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Step 7. Sprinkle the flour over your apples to thicken up the sauce and mix it through.

 

 

 

 

 

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Step 8. Let your puff pastry sheets thaw out and slice the edges similar to this picture.

 

 

 

 

 

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Step 9. Place a quarter of your drained apple mixture in the centre of each puff pastry sheet.

 

 

 

 

 

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Step 10. Take the strips of puff pastry and pull them over your apple filling in alternating strips until it is completely covered.

 

 

 

 

 

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Step 11. Use a pastry brush to spread some of the left over apple juice over your strudels.

 

 

 

 

 

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Step 12. Layer your brown sugar crumb topping over your strudels. Place them in the preheated oven, you should be able to fit two strudels per tray, and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.

 

 

 

 

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What’s your favourite way to eat apple strudel?
Hot? Or do you prefer it chilled the next morning?

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