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Apple Strudel contributed by, Ellie from The Seven Hills School in Cincinnati, Ohio USA

Apple Strudel

From: Germany

By: Ellie


Serves: 8 (serving size 1 3-inch slice)




4 ounces day-old French Bread or other firm white bread, coarsely chopped

3 tablespoons butter, divided into tablespoons

5 cups finely chopped peeled Macintosh apples (about 1 1/4 pounds)

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup golden raisins

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

8 sheets frozen phyllo dough, thawed

Cooking spray



Jellyroll pan




Preheat oven to 375˚ F


Place the French Bread or white bread in a food processor, and pulse 10 times or until coarse crumbs measure 1 1/4 cups. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and add breadcrumbs. Cook 4 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Combine breadcrumbs, apples, sugar, raisins, and cinnamon in a medium bowl to make the apple filling; toss to combine.


Lightly coat each of 4 phyllo sheets with cooking spray, placing one on top of the other. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing gently to seal the sheets together, and discard the wrap. Spoon 3 cups of apple mixture around 1 long edge of stacked phyllo, leaving a 2-inch border. Fold short edges of phyllo to cover 2 inches of apple mixture on each end. Starting at long edge with 2-inch border, roll up jellyroll fashion. (Do not roll tightly, or the strudel may split) Place strudel, seam side down, on a jellyroll pan coated with cooking spray. Repeat the procedure with the remaining 4 sheets of phyllo dough and apple mixture.


Melt 2 tablespoons butter, and brush over strudels. Bake at 375˚ F 25 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack 20 min. before serving. Enjoy!


Nutrition facts

per serving

Calories: 302 Calories from fat:18% Fat: 6.1 grams Saturated fat:3.1g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g

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