Apple-Cranberry Puff Pastry Strudel Slices

sobota, 15 lutego 2014

Apple-Cranberry Puff Pastry Strudel Slices

Time: 1 hrs 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
  • 1 large egg, slight beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (can use more)
  • 2 large granny smith apples (peeled, cored and thinly sliced)
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 lemon, juice of
  • 1 -2 teaspoon lemon zest

Directions

  • 1 Thaw the puff pastry sheet at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • 2 Place the cranberries in a bowl and pour hot water to cover; let sit until plump (about 20 minutes).
  • 3 Set oven to 375 degrees.
  • 4 Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • 5 In a small bowl whisk together egg and water; set aside.
  • 6 In a medium bowl combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, sliced apples, cranberrie (or raisins if using) juice from 1/2 lemon and lemon rind; toss to combine; set aside.
  • 7 Unfold the puff pastry onto a lightly-floured surface and roll into 16x12-inch rectangle.
  • 8 With the short end facing you, spoon apple mixture onto the bottom half of the rectangle to within 1-inch of edges.
  • 9 Starting at the short side roll up in jellyroll fashion.
  • 10 Place seam side down onto baking sheet, then tuck ends under to seal.
  • 11 Brush the roll with egg mixture.
  • 12 Cut several 2-inch slits about 2-inches apart on top.
  • 13 Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until golden.
  • 14 Cool on baking sheet on a wire rack for about 30 minutes (or more, do not slice before the 30 minutes or the filling will spread).
  • 15 Using a sharp serrated knife slice the baked strudel and serve warm sprinkled with confectioners sugar if desired.

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