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Cranberries add color and flavor this classic apple dish.

Apple-Cranberry Strudel

  • Prep Time: Less than 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: Less than 30 Minutes
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Course: Dessert
  • Serving Size: Serves 6
Ingredient Description:
2 apples, peeled, cored and diced
1/2 c. fresh or frozen cranberries or 1/3 c. dried cranberries
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. lemon zest
4 sheets phyllo dough or puff pastry dough, thawed
1/4 c. melted butter
6 Tbsp. plain bread crumbs seasoned with 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1 Tbsp. sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F/190°C.
  2. In a bowl, combine apples, cranberries, sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice.
  3. Lay a sheet of phyllo dough or puff pastry on a clean surface such as a cutting board.  Brush the pastry with melted butter and sprinkle with 2 Tbsp. seasoned breadcrumbs.  Repeat with remaining sheets of dough, laying them on top of one another.
  4. Spoon apple-cranberry mixture over dough leaving a 2-in. border all around.  Fold short sides up over filling.  Carefully roll up jelly roll fashion the long ways into a log.  Place seam-side down on a parchment-lined cookie sheet or jelly roll pan.
  5. Cut five slits in the top of the strudel and brush top with remaining melted butter.
  6. Bake for about 20 - 25 minutes or until the topping is golden brown.  Remove and cool for about 5 minutes.
  7. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.