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Whole-Grain Apple Strudel

with Cranberries

Recipe development: EAT SMARTER
Whole-Grain Apple Strudel

Whole-Grain Apple Strudel - An Austrian pastry tradition that melts in your mouth

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575
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45 min.
Preparation
2 h. 10 min.
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moderate
Difficulty

Ingredients

for 6 servings
5 ounces very fine Whole-wheat flour
5 ounces Pastry flour (plus more for dusting)
2 tablespoons Canola oil (plus more for coating dough)
Salt
4 tablespoons dried cranberries
4 tart Apples (about 750 grams)
3 ounces Whole-wheat cracker
1 Lemon
4 tablespoons Cane sugar
3 ounces Sliced almonds
1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
4 ounces Butter
Powdered sugar (to taste)
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Kitchen utensils

1 Small pot, 1 Baking sheet, 1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 2 Tablespoons, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Brush, 1 Rolling pin, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Kitchen towel, 1 Plastic wrap, 1 Sieve, 1 Fine grater, 1 Large knife

Preparation steps

Step 1/12
Whole-Grain Apple Strudel preparation step 1

Sift both flours into a bowl and mix with the oil, a generous pinch of salt and 3/4 cup warm water. Knead until smooth with the dough hook of a hand mixer.

Step 2/12
Whole-Grain Apple Strudel preparation step 2

Shape dough into a ball. Coat with a little oil and wrap in plastic wrap. Let rest at room temperature for 1 hour.

Step 3/12
Whole-Grain Apple Strudel preparation step 3

Soak cranberries in a small bowl of warm water for 10 minutes and then drain.

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Whole-Grain Apple Strudel preparation step 4

Peel the apples, cut into quarters and remove core. Cut apples into slices. Crush the crackers into fine crumbs. Rinse lemon in hot water and wipe dry. Finely grate 1 teaspoon of lemon zest. (Reserve remaining lemon for another use.)

Step 5/12
Whole-Grain Apple Strudel preparation step 5

Mix cranberries and apple slices with cracker crumbs, sugar, almonds, cinnamon and lemon zest.

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Whole-Grain Apple Strudel preparation step 6

Knead the dough again. Sprinkle a clean kitchen towel with flour and roll out dough on top with a floured rolling pin into a rectangle.

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Whole-Grain Apple Strudel preparation step 7

Dust your hands with flour and gently stretch the dough to about 80 x 60 cm (approximately 30 x 24 inches). Trim edges. 

Step 8/12
Whole-Grain Apple Strudel preparation step 8

Melt the butter and brush about 2/3 onto the dough. Set remaining butter aside.

Step 9/12
Whole-Grain Apple Strudel preparation step 9

Spread the apple filling onto the buttered dough, leaving a 5 cm (approximately 2-inch) border all around. 

Step 10/12
Whole-Grain Apple Strudel preparation step 10

Using the towel to help lift the dough, roll up the dough into a log, starting from a short side. 

Step 11/12
Whole-Grain Apple Strudel preparation step 11

Lift log with towel then gently release onto a baking sheet (greased if desired) and pinch ends to seal. 

Step 12/12
Whole-Grain Apple Strudel preparation step 12

Brush dough with remaining butter and bake on middle rack of preheated oven at 200°C (fan: 180°C, gas: mark  3) (approximately 400°F) until golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Let cool slightly before dusting with powdered sugar and serving. 

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