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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Apple Strudel with Phyllo

I had phyllo left in the fridge that needed to get used up - and I had some apples.  I'd made enough apple sauce for a while...but I thought a turnover or "packet" of some kind would be nice.  This is what I ended up with!

Apple Strudel with Phyllo


1 large Granny Smith Apple
1/2 cup brown sugar (NOT packed - loose measure)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1/2 tablespoon AP flour
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
pinch of kosher salt

6 pieces of Phyllo Dough - thawed in refrigerator
1/4 cup melted butter

Cinnamon Sugar for sprinkling


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Peel and core the apple, quarter, and slice very thinly.
In a medium bowl, stir together brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, flour, and vanilla extract.
Gently toss apple slices in sugar mixture and set aside while preparing phyllo.

Lay one slice of the paper-thin dough on work surface and brush sides with melted butter then brush butter over the inside portion of the dough.  Lay another piece on top of the buttered piece, and repeat process for a total of 6 pieces.  Ensure you keep the waiting pieces covered with a lightly damp towel or in plastic wrap.  It dries out quickly.

With the rectangle laying with the long edge facing you, lay the apple slices out in two layers about 1 1/2 inches from the bottom and end edges. 

Once apples are on dough, carefully pull the short ends up and over the apples. 

Then take the long edge and pull it carefully up over the edge of the apples.  Pull the far edge up and over (all sides covered now) and flip the packet over and over again until completely encapsulated. 

Use the bit of butter left to brush the entire outside of the packet and carefully place it on a baking sheet covered with parchment or a Sil-pat.
Sprinkle top with cinnamon sugar.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.

Allow to cool before slicing and serving.

I served it with a little bit of vanilla ice was delicious!  Crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside.  Really quite simple!

Bon Appetit, Y'all!!!


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  1. Oh, how I miss Apfelstrudel... it's high time I get back home to Germany. Just one and a half months! I can't quite imagine phyllo instead of Blaetterteig, but it sounds like a very interesting twist! :)

  2. The apple strudel looks delicious, and topped with vanilla ice cream, perfect!

  3. Looks delicious! I looooooove apple strudel! Thanks for a good lookin' recipe.

  4. Who can resist an apple strudel with vanilla ice cream? not me:D

  5. Looks delish!

    We'd love for you to share your recipes with us at

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