Sunday, January 10, 2010

Apple Strudel

I made this for dessert for our dinner with my grandparents and parents this afternoon. I was going to make turnovers, but thought this would be much easier/less time-consuming to make. This was super easy and fast to prepare. Can't really get much simpler for a dessert. And it tastes so yummy! Everyone loved it! Kevin said he could eat a whole one by himself - he ate half of one tonight and could have kept going. He loves apple pie, though, and that's basically what this tastes like. What's not to love? :)

Easy Apple Strudel

1 sheet Puff Pastry
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
1 (21 ounce) can apple pie filling (I used my home-canned apple pie filling)

Thaw pastry sheet at room temperature 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix egg and water.

Unfold pastry on lightly floured surface. Roll into 16x12-inch rectangle. With short side facing you, spoon pie filling on bottom half of pastry to within 1 inch of edges. Starting at short side, roll up like a jelly roll. Place seam-side down on baking sheet. Tuck ends under to seal. Brush with egg mixture. Cut several 2-inch slits about 2 inches apart on top.

Bake 35 minutes or until golden. Cool on baking sheet on wire rack 30 minutes. Slice and serve warm.


The Voogts said...

They look great! I've done that before when I had leftover puff pastry. But I made individual apple turnovers.

Sara said...

That's usually what I do, as well... make individual turnovers. But this was much easier.