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Caramelized Apple And Walnut Strudel

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Ingredients
  Granulated sugar 4 Ounce (100 Gram)
  Vanilla pod 1
  Granny smith apples 4 , peeled
  Currants 1 Ounce (25 Gram)
  Ground allspice 1 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Walnuts 3 Ounce, chopped (85 Gram)
  Filo pastry sheets 6 Large
  Butter 2 Ounce, melted (50 Gram)
  Creme fraiche 200 Milliliter
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 340 degree F or 160 degree C
2. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.

MAKING
3. In a non stick skillet, combine 75 grams of sugar and vanilla.
4. Place the pan on a medium flame for 5 to 8 minutes until the sugar has caramelized.
5. When the sugar has melted and turned a rich bowl, add together the apples, currants, sultanas, allspice, nutmeg and walnuts, and sauté for 10 minutes or until the apple is tender.
6. Remove the apple mixture into a bowl and allow it to cool to room temperature.
7. In the mean while, arrange a sheet of filo pastry on prepared baking sheet.
8. Brush the pastry with melted butter and sprinkle 1 teaspoon of sugar over the pastry. Repeat the process forming 3 layers of pastry on over the other.
9. Repeat with the remaining sheets of filo on the second tray.
10. Divide the apple stuffing into 2 equal portions and spoon the mixture along the shorter edge of both pastry sheets.
11. Gently roll into 2 tight logs, tucking the ends as you roll.
12. Brush the logs with melted butter and generously sprinkle sugar over them
13. These logs can be made a day in advance and stored in the refrigerator.

FINALIZING
14. Bake the strudels for 25 minutes in the preheated oven until the pastry is a rich golden brown the sugar has caramelized.
15. Remove the trays from the oven and allow the strudels to cool slightly.

SERVING
16. Arrange the logs over a platter and slice at the table or
17. Slice each strudel diagonally into 6 slices.
18. Serve the strudel with custard sauce of Crème Fraiche if you like.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
German
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Occasion: 
Christmas
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Apple
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
100 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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Caramelized Apple And Walnut Strudel Recipe