Let me start by saying that Chris loves strudel and then by saying I completely forgot that yesterday was the first preseason game for the Leafs. I always, always, always make a special dinner/ treat for the first preseason and then for the first regular season games, but this year I forgot!
Thankfully I knew I had a sheet of frozen puff pastry in the fridge and some apples, so I was able to whip this up quickly for the special dessert… phew!
These are the ingredients that go into a strudel, at least this quick one!
I started off by washing, peeling, coring and dicing my apples and sprinkling them with sugar.
I stirred the sugar in and then microwaved the apples on high for about 5 minutes, stirring halfway through, until they were just starting to soften.
I added the cinnamon and the flour, mixed it up and set it aside.
I unrolled the puff pastry onto my parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Added the apple mixture down the centre.
Folded one side of the pastry over the apple mixture.
Rolled the entire thing up and tucked the ends under.
Brushed it with the beaten egg.
And then cut slices all along the top to act as vents.
I sprinkled the top with the second amount of sugar.
I baked it at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes until the top was browned and flaky looking!
Puff Pastry Apple Strudel
Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 40 minutes Servings: 6
- 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
- 3 – 4 Apples
- 2 tbsp. White sugar
- 1 tbsp flour
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 tbsp. White sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Wash, peel, core and dice apples into a microwave safe bowl.
- Add first amount of sugar and stir.
- Microwave apples on high heat for 5 minutes, stirring half way through.
- When apples are done, mix the flour and cinnamon in with the apples, mix well and set aside.
- Unroll puff pastry onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
- Spread apple mixture down the centre of the puff pastry.
- Fold over one side to cover apples.
- Continue rolling, placing seam at the bottom and tuck ends under.
- Brush with beaten egg.
- Cut slices across the top of the entire top.
- Sprinkle with second amount of sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes.