Saturday, June 26, 2010

Apple Strudels


I have not been baking lately....been busy entertaining relatives from Singapore the whole of last week. Lots of catching up with them:)  This morning , I baked apple strudels with store bought puff pastry. Made two for Claire and one for Piggy Cuz and one for Piggy Josh. We love this light dessert especially Piggy gal...she will eat this with ice cream....yum yumm :)  This is the easiest to make dessert if you have guests over for dinner.  With some green cooking apples , sultanas, lemon zest, brown sugar , cinnamon powder and with sheets of store bought pastry , you are ready to make this delectable apple strudel :)



I love the smell of the lemon zest and cinnamon in this apple fillings.....a great blend and the sweet sultanas add sweetness to the apple fillings. Crispy outer crust  and wonderful hot oozing apple fillings ...truly a delectable apple strudel.  Many types of fruit or canned fruit, such as pears, cheeries or apricots, can be used for strudel. And you can use filo pastry instead of puff pastry to make this apple strudel. For me, I prefer puff pastry, easier to manage compared to filo pastry.




this is the apple fillings I made for the strudels
I used lemon juice instead of orange juice as stated 
in the recipe... I added lemon zest too...so refreshing 



this is the store bought puff pastry.....many readers asked me
which brand I bought.....Pampas comes in bigger sheet compared 
to the local brands...very suitable for making strudels.
RM13.80 for a pack of 6 sheets 



waiting to be baked....recipe did not call for almond nips but
I added for extra crunch :p



I almost got them burned...was busy doing my laundry...
save them in time ...lol!



mmmmmm...have a bite...it is delish !



Apple Strudels  -  adapted from Family Circle - Step by Step
( Printable Recipe )


Ingredients :


4 green cooking apples
30 g butter
2 tbsp of orange juice * I used lemon juice & lemon zest of 1/2 lemon mixed with 1 tbsp of corn flour
1 tbsp of honey * I omit using honey
1/4 cup sugar * I used brown sugar
1/2 cup sultanas
2 sheets ready-rolled puff pastry
1/4 cup ground almonds
1 egg lightly beaten

2 tbsp soft brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Preparation :


1.  Preheat oven to 200 ° C . Brush two oven trays with melted butter or oil. Peel , core and thinly slice apples. Heat butter in a medium pan, add apples and cook for 2 minutes until lightly golden. Add orange juice, honey, sugar and sultanas. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves and apples are just tender. Remove from heat and cool completely.

2.  Place a sheet of pastry on flat work surface. Fold in half, make small cuts in folded edge of pastry at 2 cm intervals. Open out pastry and sprinkle with half of the ground almonds. Drain away liquid from the apples and place half of the mixture in the centre of the pastry. Brush edges with egg and fold together, pressing firmly.

3.  Place strudel on prepared tray seam-side down. Brush top with egg and sprinkle with half of the combined sugar and cinnamon. Repeat process with other sheet and remaining filling. Bake 20-25 minutes or until pastry is golden and crisp.



Enjoy !




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9 comments:

  1. THank you for visiting my blog. I have found many delicious recipes here and will come back (I have included you in the blogs I follow)

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  2. Haven't had this for a long time! You just reminded me of this. Still have some homemade pastry puff dough in the freezer. I think my kids going to jump with joy with their fav thing. haha...
    Have a great weekend, dear. Take care.
    Cheers, Kristy
    p/s I've been busy too! Hubby's new project coming in. So, I'll be the 'ah say'!hehe...

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  3. Did you try using filo pastry and make them like individual spring rolls? They loook great and love them with ice cream!

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  4. Claire...thanks thanks :)

    Laura..thanks for adding me . Will be dropping by more often for more goodies :)

    Kristy...yup this apple strudels most kids will love it. You too have a great Sunday and good news that your hubby got new project....more moni rolling in :p Take care :)

    Quinn...oh yes I will try it with filo the next time. Over here in Ipoh it is hard to get filo pastry :( mmmmyummy with ice cream.

    Jess...haha it is delicious...you must try making this :)

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  5. Yummy Yummy Yummy! It really filled my tummy! I LOVED it! Wanna learn how to make it! Wait till my students' exams are over! Slurrrrrrp!

    Piggy Cuz

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  6. Hi Piggy Cuz...hahaha u finally managed to leave a comment here. You should try making this. Easy and yummy. Need my help let me know :p

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  7. Mmm...wonderful flakiness. This piggy could use some too!

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