Apple Strudel

Course : Desserts
Serves: 12
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4 large apples
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup seedless raisins
1/4 cup almond slivers
1/2 cup butter -- melted
4 sheets phyllo dough
2 tablespoons bread crumbs

Preparation / Directions:

Peel, core, and finely chop apples. Mix with sugar, spices, raisins, nuts, and 2 tablespoons melted butter. Unwrap phyllo dough and keep between two dampened tea towels. Place one sheet of dough on a third tea towel. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with bread crumbs. Place second sheet of phyllo on top of first, brush with butter, and sprinkle with crumbs. Repeat with remaining sheets of phyllo. Spread apple filling, about two inches in, along one long side of dough, to within two inches of each edge. Filling should be spread about three inches wide. Fold long side over once to cover filling, then fold in edges. Continue to roll lengthwise, like a jelly roll, using towel to help. Brush each roll with butter, and place, seam side down, on a lightly buttered baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees about 20-25 minutes, until golden. Remove from oven and score top into 1-1/2" slices with a sharp knife. Cool and cut into slices.

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