Recipe: Apple Strudel

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  • 680g/1½lbs eating apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • ½ orange, juice and zest only
  • 100g/3½oz caster sugar
  • freshly grated nutmeg, to taste
  • 1 handful dried cranberries
  • 55g/2oz sultanas
  • 6-8 sheets ready-made filo pastry
  • 55g/2oz butter, melted and cooled, plus extra for greasing
  • 2 tbsp dried breadcrumbs


  • Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5.
  • Soak the dried cranberries in a little brandy or rum.
  • Soak the sultanas in brandy or rum.
  • Place the apple, orange juice and zest, sugar, cranberries, nutmeg and sultanas into a large bowl and mix well.
  • Brush each sheet of filo pastry with melted butter, then place the sheets of pastry on top of each other onto a large sheet of greaseproof paper.
  • Sprinkle the top sheet of filo with some dried breadcrumbs, then spoon the apple mixture down the middle of the filo sheet.
  • Carefully roll the pastry up around the filling like a cigar, using the greaseproof paper to help.
  • Place the filo roll onto a greased baking tray, brush with any remaining melted butter and cook for 30-40 minutes, until lightly browned and the filling is hot.


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