*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             Easy Apple Strudel
 
 Recipe By     : 365 Delicious Low Fat Recipes  Phyliis Kohn 1995  p.238
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Danish And Pastries
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         Vegetable cooking Spray
    1      slice         firm-textured white bread
    3      large         apples, peeled and chopped (about 4 cups)
                         (Granny Smith, red or golden delicious)
      1/2  cup           golden raisins
    1      tablespoon    fresh lemon juice
    1      teaspoon      grated lemon zest
      1/3  cup           sugar
      3/4  teaspoon      cinnamon
    1 1/2  teaspoons     butter, melted
    1 1/2  teaspoons     canola oil
    6      sheets        filo pastry, thawed if frozen
 
 OVEN: 375
 Line a 10 x 15-inch jelly roll pan with aluminum foil. Coat foil with
 cooking spray.
 
 In a food processor, grind bread into fine bread crumbs. Place crumbs in
 a pie plate and toast in oven until golden, about 5 minutes. Watch
 carefully to prevent burning.
 
 In a large bowl, combine apples, raisins, lemon juice and lemon zest;
 toss to mix. In a small bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon. In
 another small bowl, combine melted butter and oil.
 
 Unroll filo and place on a large baking sheet; cover with plastic wrap
 and top with a slightly dampened kitchen towel to prevent filo from
 drying out. Place 1 filo sheet on a sheet of plastic wrap. Using a
 pastry brush, dab with a part of butter-oil mixture; coat with cooking
 spray. Sprinkle with part of bread crumbs. Repeat layering with
 remaining filo, butter- oil mixture, cooking spray and crumbs. Top sheet
 should be brushed with the butter oil mixture and coated with cooking
 spray.
 
 Spread apple filling along one long end of dough, leaving a 2- inch
 border along edge and at sides. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over apples.
 Fold bottom edge up over apple filling; fold in at sides. Starting at
 longer side and using plastic wrap, lift filo and carefully roll up like
 a jelly roll. Place strudel, seam side down, on prepared baking sheet.
 Brush with remaining butter-oil mixture. Coat with cooking spray.
 
 Bake 15 minutes. REDUCE oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake 15
 minutes longer or until golden.
 
 Serve warm.
 
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