Difficulty | Serves 6 | Book 1
Preheat oven 200°C fan forced.
- Combine apple, cinnamon and sultanas in a medium size mixing bowl.
- Lay out one sheet of filo pastry and coat with cooking spray. Lay another sheet on top and coat with cooking spray. Repeat this process until all 8 sheets are used.
- Place apple filling along centre of pastry. Spray edges with cooking spray then fold right and left edges inwards, spray again, and roll pastry and filling carefully.
- Place strudel with fold side underneath on a baking tray that has been coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle sugar over strudel, pierce top to let out steam. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve immediately as pastry will soften when left. To crisp again either place back in oven or under griller.
Variations: Replace apple filling with canned pie apricot or omit sultanas and cinnamon and replace with 1 cup frozen mixed berries for an apple/berry strudel. Suitable to be frozen.
Filo pastry lightly sprayed with cooking oil makes the strudel low in fat and is a heart friendly recipe.