Dessert Recipes

Apple-Pear Strudel

Apple-Pear StrudelFlaky sheets of delicate phyllo encase a deliciously spiced apple and pear filling in this…

Apple-Pear Strudel

Apple-Pear Strudel

Ingredients

1/4 cup sugar, divided 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples 1 cup sliced peeled fresh pears 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon rum extract 8 sheets phyllo dough (14 inches x 9 inches) 1/3 cup butter, melted

Directions

In a large bowl, combine 2 tablespoons sugar, flour, cinnamon, lemon zest and nutmeg.

Add the apples, pears and extracts; toss to coat.

Place one sheet of phyllo dough on a work surface; lightly brush with butter.

(Keep remaining phyllo covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel to prevent it from drying out.

) Layer with seven more sheets of phyllo, brushing each layer with some of the butter.

Spoon apple mixture lengthwise over phyllo within 2 in.

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of a long side; fold in edges.

Roll up, starting from the long side.

Place seam side down in a parchment-lined 15x10x1-in.

baking pan.

With a sharp knife, cut diagonal slits in top of strudel.

Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with remaining sugar.

Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts 1 piece:

  • 306 calories, 16g fat (10g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 198mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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