Here is another family heirloom recipe, something I grew up with that I treasure and is downright absolutely delicious. Simple apple strudel. Sometimes I make/stretch my own Fillo dough for it but more often I use store bought one because it is just so convenient and quick! We eat a lot of similar strudels back home. Cheese one, squash (or zucchini) one, sour cherry one is amazing too. But this was on out table most often and it’s stupid good. And did I say easy? If you know how to grate and apple and sprinkle it with sugar and cinnamon, brush some Fillo dough with melted butter and roll it, you are golden. This tastes like you were making it for hours and makes you just look good, which is a win in my book!
- 6 Granny Smith apples
- 1 pack Fillo dough (450g)
- 4 tbsp bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 stick butter
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Peel and grate the apples. Mix them with sugar and cinnamon. Melt the butter.
- My package had 12 sheets of Fillo dough. I made 4 strudels with 3 sheets of Fillo in each. Keep the Fillo sheets that you are not working with covered with a damp towel.Divide your apples in 4 parts and generously brush the top of your first three sheets of Fillo with melted butter. Sprinkle tablespoon of breadcrumbs on top of the butter (this helps bind and soak up some of the apple juice, and then evenly spread quarter of the apples on the Fillo, stoping couple of inches from the ends. Carefully roll it up and then wet the ends of the strudel with some water, This will help you fold it without breaking it.Transfer into a well buttered baking dish that will fit all 4 strudles, I made mine in a 9x13" one. Repeat three more times then brush the tops with more melted butter.Bake in the oven for about 45-50 minutes until crispy and golden brown.
- Let cool for at least 15 minutes then generously sprinkle with powdered sugar and cut and serve.