Caramelized Apple Strudel

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Prep Time: 
60 minutes prep time + 2 hour rest time for dough
Number of Servings: 
Serves 12
Recipe Source: 

From Healthy Jewish Kitchen by Paula Shoyer ($24.95, Sterling Epicure, November 2017

Ingredients: 

DOUGH

  • 1/2 c plus 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1/2 c white whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 c whole-wheat flour
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 c sunflower or safflower oil
  • 1/2 c water
  • Honey for drizzling (optional)

FILLING

  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 c light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 Gala apples, peeled, cored, and sliced into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 3 Tbsp ground almonds
Directions: 
  1. To make dough, place all-purpose flour, white whole-wheat flour, whole-wheat flour, sugar, salt, oil, and water into the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix with a dough hook attachment, or by hand, until mixture comes together into a ball. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let it rest for 1 to 2 hours at room temperature.
  2. To prepare filling, heat a large frying pan over medium heat and add coconut oil, brown sugar, sugar, and cinnamon. Stir. Add apples to pan and cook them, stirring often, for about 6 to 8 minutes, until apples are fork-tender. Place mixture into a bowl and let it cool for 10 minutes. Add ground almonds and mix well.
  3. When dough is ready, preheat oven to 375°. Divide dough into 3 pieces. Cut off a large piece of parchment paper and sprinkle it with some all-purpose flour. Roll out a piece of dough into a rectangle about 8x14 inches, lifting dough a few times to add more flour underneath it. Place a third of filling down length of dough, 2 inches from edge. Fold in right and left sides (the short sides) about 1 inch from edge. Roll long end of dough (with filling), into a tight, long log. Place it on a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan lined with parchment. Repeat same steps to make 2 other logs.
  4. Bake strudel for 30 to 40 minutes, or until it is lightly browned, and transfer to a wire cooling rack. Serve warm or at room temperature with a drizzle of honey over top, if desired.
Notes: 

This recipe may be made 2 days in advance. You may want to rewarm the strudel after the first day.

Nutrition Info: 

Per serving: 189 Calories, 3 g Protein, 28 g Carbohydrates, 3 g Fiber, 8 g Total fat (3 g sat), 50 mg Sodium, ★ Vitamin B1 (thiamine), E, Phosphorus