Apple Strudel
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Apple Strudel

This is a traditional Jewish dessert eaten at Purim. It combines apples and dates and is glazed and decorated with pistachios and poppy seeds.

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Ingredients

Serves: 10 

  • 3 cooking apples, peeled and sliced
  • 150g diced dates, fresh or dried
  • 30g breadcrumbs
  • 100g soft brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 200g unsalted butter or margarine
  • 6 sheets filo pastry
  • Glaze
  • 1 1/4 cups (200g) icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons pistachio nuts, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons poppy seeds

Directions

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Mix the apples with the dates, breadcrumbs, brown sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Melt the butter in the microwave or a small saucepan.
  4. Lay 3 sheets of filo pastry side by side on a clean tea towel overlapping the longest edges by 5cm. Brush with a little of the melted butter.
  5. Cover with the remaining sheets of filo overlapping them as before; brush with butter.
  6. Place the apple mixture on the filo pastry. Using the tea towel to help roll the filo from the longest edge to form a thick parcel. Roll it onto a lined baking tray into the shape of a horseshoe. Brush with a little more butter and dust with icing sugar.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes.
  8. Glaze: Mix the icing sugar and lemon juice together. Drizzle over the warm strudel and sprinkle over the poppy seeds and pistachio nuts.

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