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.