This weekend my mom and brother came over for a little visit. And one of my favourite things to do with my mom is absorb as much of her cooking skills as possible. Her apple strudel is delicious and I was surprised at how easy it was to make!
We made it together (mainly with her overseeing and me doing, as per my request) and I will definitely be making this on my own going forward. Especially in the summer, when apples are local, fresh, and super cheap!
- 10 apples of your choice
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 box of phyllo pastry
- 100g of pecan pieces
- 18g vanilla sugar
- Lay parchment paper on cookie sheet and spread oil with pastry brush
- Cut apples into quarters and shred apples using slicing side of a grater (or cut into thin strips)
- Add cinnamon, vanilla sugar, pecans and mix with apples
- Layer 3 sheets of phyllo pastry, brushing each with oil
- Place filling in thick row on one short end of phyllo sheets, leaving about 1 inch from each end
- Fold the end of the sheet over and continue rolling until you reach the other end
- Pinch the ends together or fold them over to prevent filling from leaking out
- Place the roll on the oiled baking sheet, seam down.
- Brush entire outside of the roll with oil
- Repeat with remainder of filling and phyllo pastry
- Place in cold oven (not preheated) and turn on to 350˚F. After 25 minutes, increase oven temperature to 395˚F for another 10 minutes.
- Sprinkle icing sugar, cut, and serve with ice cream and whipped cream
I definitely want to make this around Christmas time. One of these rolls would be a great hostess gift!
I hope you all had a great weekend!