*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             Appetizer Strudel
 
 Recipe By     : © 1995 Cole Group, Inc.
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      sheets        filo dough -- * see note
                         Filling of choice
      1/3  can           butter -- melted
    1                    egg -- well beaten
                         Freshly grated Parmesan cheese -- for topping
 
 Bring filo dough to room temperature, but do not unwrap. Prepare filling and
 set aside. Have butter ready. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Butter a baking
 sheet. Place a large tea towel on a flat work surface. Unwrap filo dough and
 lay it flat.  Place 1 filo sheet on towel with a long side facing you; keep
 other sheets covered with waxed paper topped with a dampened tea towel to
 prevent them from drying out.  Brush filo sheet with butter, then place a
 second sheet on top of the first. Brush second sheet with butter. Spread
 filling over buttered filo sheets, leaving a 3-inch border uncovered on long
 side farthest from you.  Fold side nearest you over filling, then lift towel
 and roll up dough, encasing filling. Pinch seam edges together to seal. Place
 roll, seam side down, on prepared baking sheet.  Flatten top slightly with
 your palm. Cut slits through top pastry layers at intervals of about 1/2 inch;
 do not cut all the way through. Brush top with egg and bake until golden (25
 to 30 minutes). Remove from oven and cut the rest of the way through slits to
 form slices.
 
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 Serving Ideas : Sprinkle with cheese and serve warm.
 
 NOTES : Thawed overnight in the refrigerator if frozen. Leftover filo dough
 should be rewrapped tightly and refrigerated no longer than one week. Yield: 8
 servings.
 
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