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Apfel Strudel
withPhyllo Dough

Apfel Strudel made with Phyllo or Filo is a very easy recipe. Great if you are watching calories, as phyllo is made with very little fat. If I am looking to cut fat calories I use olive oil instead of butter and sparingly.

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oven about 325 degrees F

for 2 strudels
about 14 sheets of phyllo dough

Filling for Strudel:
1 C. butter, (2 sticks) melted and set aside to cool
4 medium size cooking apples (about 1 ¼ pounds)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Tablespoons white sugar
1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon allspice
1 C. walnuts, chopped finely
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
2 Tablespoons butter
3 / 4 C. fine dry bread crumbs

2 Tablespoons dark seedless raisins
3 Tablespoons currants also to make the filling richer add 1 cup of applesauce In a pinch just use a can of apple pie filling. Add lemon peel though.

For Lower Calories
Use olive oil sparingly. I used about 1/4 cup
You can sweeten the apples with full or partially with stevia or another sugar substitute.

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Gather your ingredients to make the filling

1. Wash, core, and pare apples. Cut into slices about 1/8 in. thick and put into bowl with Vanilla extract and 2 Tablespoons brown sugar. Toss lightly to coat slices evenly. Set aside for at least 30 min., tossing occasionally.

2. Mix together white sugar, Cinnamon and Allspice. Blend in 2 Tbs. brown sugar and set this mixture aside.

3. optional you can blend in 1 cup of applesauce to make the filling richer.

3. Chop walnuts and set aside. Grate Lemon peel and set aside. Melt 2 Tbs. butter in skillet and toss dry bread crumbs in butter until thoroughly coated.

Unroll the Phyllo (filo) sheets

Keep the filo sheets covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel to keep them from drying out while working other steps.


You can brush the sheets with a little butter or olive oil or even leave the oil and butter out to make it lighter.
I used 7 sheets for each strudel.

Spread half of the apple filling on the top, leaving 1 inch on the end, otherwise the filling will seep out.



Brush the top with butter or olive oil for a richer looking crust.

Make another strudel with the other 7 sheets of dough.

Bake in a 325 degree oven for 45 minutes.

This is one that did not use oil or butter , still looks great and lower in calories.


Slice and serve with whipped cream (Schlagsahne) or vanilla ice cream.

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