Friday, June 22, 2018

An Apple A Day...

 

A few days ago I posted a photo of my mother's 
apple strudel on my Instagram
and quite a few people wrote to ask for the recipe.
I don't usually post recipes and this one
involves a bit of work. But it is heavenly
and I hope you enjoy it.

MATERIALS:
5 big green apples (my mom uses granny smith)
3/4 cup suger
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup slivered almond + a bit more
a little lemon juice
a teaspoon of cinnamon
very little nutmeg (optional)
a sheet of puff pastry
a teaspoon of butter + a bit more
breadcrumbs

HOW TO:
Peel the apples and slice them. Add lemon juice.
Cook the apples for about 15 min. (until soft but not mushy)
with the teaspoon of butter, the cinnamon, 
the nutmeg (if using, I like!) and the sugar.
Let the apples cool and add raisins and almonds.
This can be done a day ahead, if you like.

My mom's top tip:
It is important that the mixture doesn't have too
many liquids or it will tear the dough.
Cooling overnight helps or just leave some
of the liquid in the pan if you have too much.

Preheat oven to 180 Celsius (350 Fahrenheit).
Defrost the puff pastry and roll into a rectangle
of about 25*35 cm (10*14 inch).

My mom's top tip:
spread a bit of melted butter and breadcrumbs on
the pastry to absorb the liquid from the apples.

Now, put the apple filling on one side of 
the pastry and roll into a strudel. 
Spread a bit of egg or milk on top.
Sprinkle the remaining slivered almonds.
Bake for 30-40 minutes until nice and brown.

My mom dusts with powdered sugar
just before serving.
Enjoy!


I'm leaving for France today,
the alps this time,
I'll miss you all.

60 comments:

  1. Ooh, that looks delicious! I shall try the recipe in Autumn wen we have our apple glut - please thank your Mum for the recipe. Enjoy your holiday. xx

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  2. I hope you enjoy your trip to the Alps so much that you don't think of us at all!

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  3. Looks delicious! Enjoy your time in the beautiful Alps!

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  4. Looks delicious....thanks for the recipe.
    Happy travels!

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  5. Oh my, that apple strudel looks delicious. Have a safe trip and enjoy.

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  6. Thank you for sharing this delicious looking strudel and have fun on your trip!

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  7. Yum. they look fabulous, what a great recipe. Have a wonderful holiday.

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  8. Hello, I love anything with apples. Your apple strudel looks delicious. Thanks for sharing your Mom's recipe.
    Enjoy your trip! Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  9. Thank you! And thank your mom for her tips..Bon Voayge Amalia!

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  10. Thanks so much for the recipe and tips. Have a fabulous trip! WOW! Take me with you! heehee!

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  11. Thanks for the recipe. My son loves anything apple and the powered sugar sounds divine. Enjoy your trip. I am guessing we will see Instagram photos.

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  12. This looks so delicious!

    Have a wonderful time on this trip, it does sound fabulous--and cool, or cooling, the cold stuff!

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  13. Oh, it's looks and sounds so good!

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  14. Thank you for the recipe. This looks great !

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  15. Mmmmm, I love strudel. Enjoy your trip to the Alps, safe travel. Have a good weekend Diane

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  16. Yummy! Thank you for sharing the recipe. It sounds delicious.
    Have a great trip to the Alps.
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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  17. Yummy apple strudel.

    Have a safe trip to the Alps, and have a wonderful time.

    All the best Jan

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  18. Your moms strudel looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe. Have a wonderful and safe trip. Can’t wait to hear about it and maybe some photos!

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  19. Oh my, these sweet treats look and sound amazing! Many thanks to you and your mom for sharing the recipe. I have saved it and hope to make it soon.

    Have a wonderful time in France, my friend. Hugs!

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  20. This looks so delicious, Amalia. Give me apples and cinnamon any day of the week! I don't think it sounds too involved and you get so many. Thank you!

    Jane x

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  21. They look delicious, Amalia thank you for sharing your Mom's recipe:)

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  22. The strudel looks delicious. Thanks for sharing your mom's recipe!

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  23. Enjoy France! The strudel looks amazing - thanks for the recipe!

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  24. One of my all time favourites, but I've never made it myself, thank you for the recipe Amalia. Have a great time in the Alps, looking forward to seeing some photographs :-) x

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  25. Oh my GOODNESS!! Thank you my friend. Please take lots of photos in the Alps.
    Love, Carla

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  26. This does look yummy. What a great recipe with top tips too. Wishing you a wonderful time in the Alps. Looking forward to the pics, we hope you'll be posting.

    Happy day...
    Brenda xox

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  27. YUM! I'll have to try this out and let you know how I did. Hehe. Have fun in France!

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  28. Your mother's recipe sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing it. Have a wonderful trip and enjoy your time in the French Alps.

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  29. Looks and sounds so perfectly delicious! So kind of you and your mom to share :) Enjoy your trip!

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  30. Can't wait for the fresh local apples this Fall to make this! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  31. This recipe is making my mouth water! What a great time of year to visit the Alps of France. Have a wonderful visit !xo ♥

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  32. Oh. My!
    What a beautiful pastry. My MIL always precooked her apples for pies so it makes sense to me that your mom does this too. Thank you (and thank her) for sharing her recipe. Have fun in the Alps!

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  33. Mmmm! Your recipe looks wholesome and delicious. It was only half an hour ago my youngest came through the room: "Mum, what snacks do we have?" I will need to share your recipe - it will satisfy boredom as well as hunger!
    From my limited experience of watching le Tour de France, the Alps in summertime look fabulous. I look forward to seeing how the spectacular scenery influences your creativity upon your return. Enjoy the break and happy travels!

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  34. Oh Amalia, this looks so delicious -- I can hardly wait for apple season! Thank you so much for sharing it. Have a glorious time in France -- perhaps you'll share your experience of the Alps with Paris in July!

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  35. Wow...this looks delicious. Mom always has the best recipes, doesn't she? Enjoy the Alps, you glamorous girl. Can't wait for the photos. They never disappoint! Have fun!!

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  36. Ummm this looks so delicious :) I hope you enjoy a great time on your trip :)

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  37. They look very delicious! Have a lovely week, dear Amalia! ♥

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  38. That sounds wonderful! Friends once invited us to their home to help make apple strudel (a family recipe handed down for generations) .... we even made and stretched the dough. It was so much fun, the whole thing! But I would never tackle it without their guidance. (maybe with your mom's recipe and the frozen dough though!).

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  39. That was very sweet of you to share the recipe, Amalia! Thanks so much and enjoy your trip :)

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  40. Be still my heart! This looks and sounds amazing! Funny thing is I don’t like raw apples at all but cooked? Yes, please :).

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  41. Yummy and planning to give a try:)

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  42. Meus Deus que delicia!!!
    Obrigada pela receita!

    bjinhos

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  43. Bom dia, maravilhosa sugestão, vou guardar,
    Continuação de feliz semana,
    AG

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  44. muhh que delicioso amalia .. se me hace agua la boca .. que tengas un bello dia

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  45. Que buenisimo esta tu blog te mando el mi por siquieres criticar

    Gracias
    http://anna-historias.blogspot.com/

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  46. Terrific recipe. Thanks. And have fun in France!

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  47. Thanks Amalia - I've always wanted to make an authentic apple strudel! So pretty too.

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  48. Look so yummy, Amalia!
    I would love to try it when my nephew and niece come to my home :)

    akiko
    www.akikohiramatsu.com

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  49. Delicious, all those ways to enjoy apples daily!

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  50. Amalia ! thanks by an amazing and delicious recipe, love all with apples!! xoxo

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  51. This looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing your Mom's recipe! Hope your trip was wonderful. xx Karen

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  52. Look so good. But... no apples for me. I am very allergic for it. Great photo, yes!

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  53. Hi Amalia June 22nd was my birthday! It must be scrumptious! I'll go to your Instagram! Have a great trip!

    Sandra

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  54. Wow! How generous of you to post that! xoxo Su

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  55. MMMMMMMMM delicious! Kisses!

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  56. Thank you to you and your mother for the recipe...the tips will be very helpful.

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