April Series - Eating at Home (03) by kgolab

April Series - Eating at Home (03)

'Apple Strudel'

We grow so many different apples in our orchard which means I am always looking for ways to use them. But no matter what I do, we always keep coming back to 'Apple Strudel'. It just happens to be our families favourite way to eat them.

Apple Strudel

* 4 large or 6 medium sized apples.
* Puff pastry (this time I opted to use store bought puff pastry in square sheets for convenience, but you can also make your own if you prefer.)
* a handful of Sultanas
* Raw or granulated sugar.
* Water
* Milk
* Cinnamon (optional)

Wash, peel and cut the apples into thin slices. Place in a pot and add the sultana's.

Add around 100 - 150 ml of water to the pot and put the lid on.

Heat the pot on low until the water starts to steam. Keep a watchful eye as the apples will go soft quickly and the sultana's will plumb up. (if needed you can add more water around 100 ml at a time. Try not to add to much as you usually don't drain this.

Once the fruit is soft and plumb, remove from the heat.

Using pastry squares, add the apple and sultana mixture to the middle of the pastry from one end to the other. Optional - If you wish you can sprinkle cinnamon over the fruit mixture at this point in time.

Fold the sides of the pastry over the fruit. Turn upside down onto a tray lined with baking paper.

Score a few lines across the top with a knife to allow steam to escape when cooking. Brush the strudels with milk and sprinkle raw or granulated sugar across the top. You do not need a lot of this.

Bake in a 180 degrees Celsius oven for around 20- 30 minutes. The strudel in ready when it has a nice golden brown colour to the pastry.

We usually enjoy this with home made vanilla ice cream, but you can use what ever you have on hand, either ice cream, cream, a dusting of icing sugar or eat it just as it is.

Don't have sultana's? Then you can substitute this for either raisins, currants, almonds or roughly crushed pine nuts.
Yum yum! Very inspiring to eat lols
April 3rd, 2020  
Looks very nice.
April 3rd, 2020  
That looks so yummy, one of my favourites served warm with vanilla sauce or ice cream ;-)
April 3rd, 2020  
That looks so delicious
April 3rd, 2020  
Looks delicious I would have it with custard.
April 4th, 2020  
Makes me hungry.
April 4th, 2020  
Homemade Apple Strudel with warm custard...Yum.
April 4th, 2020  
Yum 👍
April 4th, 2020  
One of my favorites, a pity that you are so far away ;)
April 4th, 2020  
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