apfelstrudel (apple strudel)

6 servings
6 cups Apples; Tart, Sliced
¾ cup Raisins
1 tablespoon Lemon Rind; Grated
¾ cup Sugar
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
¾ cup Almonds; Ground
8 ounces Fillo Leaves; 1/2 Box,Thawed
1¾ cup Butter;(No Margarine),Melted
1 cup Bread Crumbs; Finely Crushed

Mix apples with raisins, lemon rind, sugar, cinnamon, and almonds. Set aside. Place 1 fillo leaf on a kitchen towel and brush witl melted butter. Place a second leaf on top and brush with butter again.

Repeat until 5 leaves have been used, using about ½ c of butter.

Cook and stir bread crumbs with ¼ c of butter until lightly browned. Sprinkle ¾ cup crumbs on the layered fillo leaves. Mound ½ of the filling in a 3-inch strip along the narrow end of the fillo, leaving a 2-inch border. Lift towel, using it to roll leaves over apples, jelly roll fashion. Brush top of the strudel with butter and sprinkle with 2 T crumbs.

Repeat the entire procedure for the second strudle.

Bake the strudels at 400 degrees F. for 20 to 25 minutes, until browned. Makes 2 strudels, 6 to 8 servings each. NOTE: Frozen fillo leaves for strudel can be found at most supermarkets in the frozen foods sections.

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