Apple Strudel

Apple Strudel

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 273,

Protein: 2g,

Fat: 4g,

Carbohydrates: 65g,

Fiber: 5g,

Sodium: 63mg,

Cholesterol: 0mg

Apple Filling
3 Jonagold or Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup golden raisins
2 tablespoons sugar

Spiced Crumb Mixture
2 tablespoons plain bread crumbs
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon melted butter or margarine
4 sheets (12- x 17-inch) filo pastry, thawed if frozen
1/3 cup melted butter or margarine
Confectioners sugar
Whipped Cream (optional)

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F; lightly grease baking sheet.

2. Prepare Apple Filling: In large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Add walnuts, raisins, and sugar; mix well. Set aside.

3. Prepare Spiced Crumb Mixture: In small bowl, combine bread crumbs, sugar, cinnamon, and lemon zest. Sprinkle with butter and toss until well combined. Set aside.

4. To assemble strudel, place two stacked sheets of filo on tea towel on work surface. Brush all over with melted butter. Top with 2 more sheets filo; brush with butter. Sprinkle Spicy Crumb Mixture over filo; spread Apple Filling along one short end. Using towel to lift, roll pastry jelly-roll fashion to enclose filling. Place seam side down on baking sheet. Brush with melted butter.

5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool at least 15 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with whipped cream, if desired.