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Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr Photo by: Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

Individual Apple Strudels

You can make these several hours ahead; tent loosely with foil and leave at room temperature. Put in a 400° oven for a few minutes to warm and crisp just before serving.

Cooking Light DECEMBER 2010

  • Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 strudel)


  • 1/2 cup shelled dry-roasted pistachios
  • 4 cups diced peeled apple (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup turbinado sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 32 (14 x 9-inch) sheets frozen whole-wheat phyllo dough, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar


1. Preheat oven to 375°.

2. Place pistachios in a food processor; process until finely ground.

3. Combine apple, turbinado sugar, cornstarch, and cardamom in a large bowl; toss well.

4. Stack 2 phyllo sheets on a large cutting board or work surface (cover remaining dough to keep from drying). Lightly brush phyllo stack with butter; sprinkle with about 1 tablespoon ground pistachios. Top with 2 more phyllo sheets. Spoon about 1/2 cup apple mixture along 1 short edge of phyllo stack, leaving a 2-inch border on all sides. Fold over the long edges of phyllo to cover about 1 1/2 inches of apple mixture on each end. Starting at short edge with 2-inch border, roll up jelly-roll fashion. (Do not roll tightly, or the strudel may split.) Place strudel, seam side down, on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat procedure with remaining phyllo sheets, butter, pistachios, and apple mixture to form 8 strudels total.

5. Pierce each strudel 2 times with a fork. Brush tops with remaining butter. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Sprinkle evenly with 2 tablespoons powdered sugar. Serve strudels warm or at room temperature.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 278
  • Fat: 10.8g
  • Saturated fat: 3.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.7g
  • Protein: 5.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 41.8g
  • Fiber: 2.7g
  • Cholesterol: 11.5mg
  • Iron: 1.9mg
  • Sodium: 261mg
  • Calcium: 19mg

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