Apple and marzipan strudel recipe

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Give traditional apple strudel a twist, with the distinctive almond flavour of marzipan

  • healthy
Serves16
Cost RangeNot
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories240 Kcal12%
Fat8 g11%

This recipe gives the traditional apple strudel a twist, with the distinctive almond flavour of marzipan

Ingredients

  • 400g pack filo pastry
  • 125g (4oz) butter, melted
  • Icing sugar, for sprinkling

For the filling:

  • 1kg (2lb) cooking apples, peeled, cored and finely diced
  • 175g (6oz) mixed dried fruit
  • 60g (2oz) brown sugar
  • 2tsp ground cinnamon
  • 60g (2oz) fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 100g (3½ oz) marzipan, crumbled
  • 1 lemon, zested rind and4 tbsp juice
  • Heavy baking sheet

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Method

  1. Mix the ingredients for the filling together in a bowl. Set the oven to fairly hot, 200°C (400°F, gas mark 6).
  2. Divide the pastry into four piles of six sheets.
  3. Take one pile of sheets and butter each sheet, piling them on top of each other again. Spoon a quarter of the filling along the longer edge of the buttered pastry. Roll it up tightly.
  4. Put onto a heavy baking sheet and slash the top at 2.5cm (1in) intervals. Brush with melted butter. Make three more strudel rolls.
  5. Bake for about 30 mins until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack, sprinkling with icing sugar while still warm. Leave to cool a little. Serve with cream if you like.
Top Tip for making Apple and marzipan strudel

Keep your piles of pastry covered with a damp tea-towel to prevent them drying out and becoming fragile.

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