This is the perfect sweet snack for any occasion. I brought it to our bible study group last Thursday and it was a hit! Although it looks difficult to make, trust me, it’s not. The granola adds a nice element and blends well with the apples. Might have to share this with my family at Thanksgiving!
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Prep Time: 20 minutes (after pastry sheets are thawed)
Yield: 1 pastry sheet, serves 7 / 2 pastry sheets – serves 14
Pepperidge Farm Pastry Sheets (1 box)
3 apples* (peeled, cored, and diced into 1/2” pieces)
1/3 cup condensed milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups Bare Naked granola (fruit and nut)
2 tablespoons flour (all-purpose)
Baking sheet with parchment paper
Egg wash **
Preheat oven to 375°F. Remove pastry sheets from box and set aside for 45 minutes to thaw. If you only want to use one pastry sheet, leave the remaining sheet in box and place in freezer.
In medium bowl combine all ingredients (apples, condensed milk, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, granola, and flour). Stir well.
Unfold pastry sheets and place on surface you have lightly floured. Gently roll the pastry sheets with the shorter side facing or closer to you. With a slotted spoon, add the apple mixture to the bottom half (short side) of pastry sheet leaving 1 inch edge. Roll to end. Place the seam-side down onto the parchment paper on the baking sheet. Tuck the ends under to seal the roll. Brush the pastry roll with the egg wash (see below). Cut four small slits (about an inch) in top of the roll. Repeat all steps with other pastry sheet and place on baking sheet leaving about 2 inches in between both pastry rolls.
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes.
Optional – Sprinkle with confectioners sugar or serve with vanilla ice cream.
*Note on apples… Personally I like to use Fuji apples. They are sweet and bake well, but if you want a more tart strudel, use Granny Smith apples.
**Egg wash Directions
Beat an egg yolk with a tablespoon of cream (will produce a light brown surface with a little shine) or a whole egg with a small pinch of salt (will produce a dark brown, shiny surface).