Apple Strudel Recipe
How to Make Apple Strudel
I made this with a friend it was worth the time and effort & was delicious
3 cups all-purpose flour (unbleached)
1/2 cup of butter 1 beaten egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup warm water
3/4 cup butter melted
2/3 cup granulated sugar*
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 cups very thinly sliced peeled tart apples*
1/2 cup raisins*
1 beaten egg white
Stir together flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cut in the 1/2 cup butter till crumbly. Mix beaten egg and water; add to flour and stir well. turn onto LIGHTLY FLOURED SURFACE; KNEAD 5 MINUTES. Halve dough. Cover and let stand 1 hour.
Cover large table with floured cloth. roll half dough to 15 inch square. Brush with 2 tablespoons melted butter; let stand few minutes. Starting from middle of square, carefully work underneath dough using back of hands to gently stretch from one corner to the next until dough is paper thin and about 36 inch square. Brush dough with 1/4 cup melted butter.
Mix granulated sugar and cinnamon. Trim edges of dough; put half the apples along one side, 6 inches from edge. Sprinkle half the sugar mixture over apples; top with half the raisins. Gently fold 6-inch piece of dough over filling. Slowly and evenly raise cloth behind filling, making dough roll away from you into tight roll. Seal ends. Place on lightly greased 15 1/2×10 1/2×1 inch baking pan; curve slightly to form a crescent. Repeat with remaining dough. Brush tops of strudels with beaten egg white. Bake strudels at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes. Remove from pan; cool Top with powdered sugar. Makes 2. * Note: For Cranberry Strudel, use one 16 ounce package cranberries chopped, instead of apples; 2 cups sugar; and pecans instead of raisins.