This is something I make for my family when they want a dessert and I don't want to spend a lot of time making something. It is absolutely delicious, yet uses only a few simple ingredients.
It is made in 10 minutes, then you just put it to bake, and dessert is done. You can make as many or as little as you want. You control the sweetness, you can add different spices, it is up to you, that is why I don't add exact quantities, it is a guide. You can also add sultanas, chopped nuts, whatever you like. You can also brush some melted butter on the pastry sheets if you like.
I like to bake it on baking paper as it is less clean up for me, but if you bake directly on a greased baking tray the base does get a bit crispier, so that is up to you.
This time I actually made it as my 8 year old hates ricotta cheese, and as we were having a dessert that night with ricotta in it, I had to make him something else. He loved it, enjoyed every single bite, and wanted the leftovers for school lunch the next day.
So if you need a quick and easy dessert idea, try this you'll love it.
6 sheets filo pastry (I like Antoniou)
3-4 large granny smith apples, peeled
2-3 tablespoons breadcrumbs
2-3 tablespoons caster sugar, to taste
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or vanilla sugar, to taste
50-100ml sour cream
Vegetable oil, for greasing
Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and line with baking paper a baking tray.
Drizzle some oil onto your prepared baking tray.
Place 3 sheets of filo on top of one another. Sprinkle with a thin layer of breadcrumbs. (The breadcrumbs are there to soak up any juices released by the apples).
Coarsely grate 1-2 apples directly over the filo, leaving a 2cm border around the edge, spread the apples out evenly.
Sprinkle the apples with some caster sugar, to taste, it really depends on how sour the apples are. Sprinkle on some cinnamon or vanilla sugar, this again is to taste.
Fold over the two short sides, about 3-4cm in, then start rolling the strudels. Place the strudels on the oiled baking tray, seam side down. Repeat the above process until you have the required amounts of strudels. Line the strudels side by side on the baking tray.
Spread the strudels with a thin layer of sour cream, but cover them completely.
Place in the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes or until browned. Allow to cool for a least 10 minutes, then serve hot (or cold).
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