Apple strudel with cranberry sauce

  • Time 25-30 minutes
  • Yield 6

Ingredients

    For sauce:
    2 cups cranberries
    1 cup sugar
    1 cup water
    3 tablespoons kirsch

    For strudel:
    1/4 cup raisins
    1 1/2 tablespoons kirsch
    3 medium granny smith apples, peeled, cored, cut 1/3-inch pieces
    1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons gingersnap cookie crumbs
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
    9 sheets phyllo
    powdered sugar

Preparation

    Sauce:
    Combine Cranberries, sugar, water and kirsch in heavy medium saucepan.
    Bring to boil, stirring until sugar dissolves.
    Reduce heat and cook until most berries burst, about 10 minutes.
    Cool slightly. Transfer to processor and purée.
    Strudel:
    Combine raisins and kirsch in small bowl. Let stand 1 hour.
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    Combine apples, 1/2 cup crumbs, sugar and raisin mixture in bowl.
    Brush large baking sheet with some of melted butter.
    Place 1 phyllo sheet on work surface with 1 long side parallel to edge of work surface.
    Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of cookie crumbs over.
    Top with second phyllo.
    Brush with butter, sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of crumbs.
    Repeat with remaining phyllo sheets, melted butter and gingersnap crumbs.
    Spoon apple mixture in 3-inch wide log along 1 long side of phyllo,
    leaving 2-inch border at long and short edges.
    Fold bottom long side over filling, then fold in short sides and roll up jelly roll style.
    Transfer strudel to baking sheet, seam side down. Brush top with butter.
    Bake strudel 15 minutes. Brush with remaining butter.
    Bake until golden, about 30 minutes more.
    Cool on baking sheet. Lightly sift powdered sugar over.
    Cut into portions. Arrange on serving plates.
    Spoon sauce around strudel.
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