Apple Strudel with Glaze Icing

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Yield: 15 servings(depending on size cut)     Cooking time: 55 minutes

Ingredients:

Apple Strudel

  • 4 granny smith or green apples (1 shredded and 3 diced, small)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg
  • dash of all spice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1-2 sheet pastry dough (phyllo), slightly thawed
  • 1 egg, wash
  • Parchment paper

Glazed Icing

  • 1/2 cup confectioner’s Sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp water

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF
  2. Peel and decor the apples.  Place in water not to brown.  Begin to grate 1 apple and set aside (work fast to prevent oxidation), cut the 3 remaining apples into small dice.
  3. Drain the water from the apples and add the sugar nutmeg, all spice, vanilla, and lemon juice and mix until all is incorporated.  Set aside
  4. Remove the pastry dough from the package and place on parchment paper, begin to roll out the dough 16″ inch x 13″ inch in size.  Begin to add the apples from the top center to the bottom center leaving about 1″ inch from each end.
  5. Begin to fold the top and bottom ends, then fold in one side and second side over.  Use a pastry brush to seal the end (try tucking the seal at the bottom of the strudel to hide any flaws).  Begin making slits on the top to release steam.
  6. Brush the pastry with egg wash (1 scrambled egg + 1 tbsp of milk) and refrigerate for 20 minutes before baking.
  7. Place in oven and bake for 25 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.
  8. Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool off before adding the glaze.
  9. Meanwhile, add the sugar, lemon juice, water and vanilla extract in a bowl and whisk until the sugar becomes slightly thick (not hard) and begin to drizzle over the strudel.  Slice and serve alone or with your favorite ice cream.
  10. Happy Eating!
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