The Bungalow Chef’s Famous Apple Strudel

Apple Strudel Bungalow Style

Apple Strudel Bungalow Style

Servings

2

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes

    How can anyone resist Apple Strudel fresh from the oven? The crisp and flaky crust wrapped around fresh apples and raisins, and the warm aroma of cinnamon and butter is amazing. As a child, I was taught the technique of stretching the dough over a kitchen table, but today I use fillo dough. I love Organic Fillo Dough by The Fillo Factory. It’s made with vegan ingredients and is easy to use. This dough comes in 13" × 18" sheets, which are perfect.

    Ingredients

    • 5 large Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored, and diced
    • 1/2 cup raisins
    • 2 tbs

      melted butter

    • 1/2 cup

      unseasoned bread crumbs

    • 1 tsp

      fresh lemon juice

    • 1 cup

      granulated sugar

    • 1 tbs

      cinnamon

    • PASTRY INGREDIENTS
    • 8 sheets

      Fillo Factory Fillo Dough

    • 1/2 cup

      melted butter

    • 1 cup

      granulated sugar

    • 1 tbs

      cinnamon

    Directions

    • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
    • In a large mixing bowl, add the diced apples, raisins, melted butter, bread crumbs, lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon and mix well.
    • Place one sheet of fillo dough on a large kitchen towel. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture. Layer and repeat the process using all 8 sheets of dough. Tap down using the backside of a baking sheet.
    • Spoon the apple mixture along the long side on the fillo sheets. Roll like a jelly roll. Brush the seam area with melted butter. Transfer onto a parchment paper—covered baking sheet with seam side down. Brush with remaining butter and cinnamon-sugar mixture and bake for 20–30 minutes. Let it set for one hour before slicing with a serrated knife and serving.
    • For a variation on this strudel recipe, I often use fresh pears or summer plums.

    Chef’s Tip: Keep the dough from drying out by covering with barely damp kitchen towels or plastic wrap.