Monday, June 30, 2008

Monday's Meal

The recipe says it all. Delicious!

Apple Strudel

1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/2 cup boiling water
2 Fuji apples, peeled, cored and chopped ( you'll need about 1 1/4 lbs total, and of course you could try another apple you like)
1/4 cup honey
3 tbs. of all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp cinnamon, plus a bit more for dusting the top of your strudel
1/8 tsp of ground nutmeg
8 sheets of phyllo dough

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with nonstick foil or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
In a small bowl combine the cranberries and the water. Let stand 5 minutes and then drain. In a large bowl combine the apples, softened cranberries, honey, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Toss until well blended. Now unroll your phyllo dough onto a floured work surface. Cover with a damp towel. Separate one sheet and place it on to a clean surface, spray lightly with nonstick spray(or you could brush a bit of melted butter on it instead) and dust with cinnamon. Keep coating and dusting until all the layers of phyllo have been done, now spoon the filling along the long side of the phyllo dough, about 2-3 inches in from the edge and leave 1 inch at either end. Fold your short sides over the filling, then roll from the long end jelly-roll style. Place seam side down on your prepared baking sheet. Spray with nonstick spray (or butter) and dust with cinnamon. Bake for 35 mins, until nicely browned. Let cool and then slice and serve...goes great with vanilla ice cream.