Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
8 servings (serving size: 1 strudel)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

Angellove83's Review

November 28, 2010
The strudels were good, but could definately use a little bit of tweaking. I found the 4 cups of apples to not make the strudels full enough. I used apples & pears, tasted good, but it wavered on the bland side. I used cinnamon and cloves instead of cardamom, but would use twice the recommended amount next time to give them more flavor. The phyllo dough made them very flaky, a bit too much. 1 strudel=4sheets of phyllo and I would cut out a sheet or two. You will definately need a tall glass of water to help get the phyllo down, it was getting stuck in peoples throats. Overall a good recipe to try, but needs some extra personal touches for them to be worth the effort.