Cranberry Cookie Strudel

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Serves: 6-10
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Cooking Method: Bake


1 pkg (12 oz) fresh cranberries
1 1/2 c sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 c water and the zest of one lemon
10 keebler sandies or any shortbread of choice
2 tsp grated orange zest
1/2 stick softened butter or margarine
2 premade pie crusts
1/2 c decorative sugar crystals
1 egg white
1 Tbsp water

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Didi Dalaba Recipe
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Greece, NY (pop. 210,565)
Member Since Aug 2011
Didi's notes for this recipe:
This recipe reminds me of Autumn, upcoming holiday's and the aroma's of baking at home.

I dedicate this to my good friend Carol!!

**Note: You can used whole canned cranberry sauce if you prefer.**
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The cranberries serve up just the right amount of "tart" in this scrumptious sweet concoction. I, for one, cannot wait to serve this at my holiday parties!


Make your cranberry sauce. In a pot add your cranberries, spices, zest and water. Let simmer for approximtely 30 minutes, till all the sugar has disolved, the cranberries are soft and most of them have popped. Turn off heat and cool.
Meanwhile, as cranberry sauce is cooling, in a mini food chopper or food processor, add your cookies. Pulse till your cookies are fine crumbles.

Once cranberry sauce has cooled, it's time to prepare your strudel.
Cut a piece of wax/parchment paper and unroll your pie crust on the paper. Roll out the pie crust on the left and ride side, making almost like a rectangle, but not quite.
Spread 1/4 c of butter over the pie crust, add your 1/4 of the cookie crumbs, add 1 tsp grated orange zest over the cookie crumbs. Add 1/2 your cranberry sauce. Sprinkle another 1/4 of the cookie crumbs over the cranberry sauce mixture.
Working from the end closest to you, roll the pie crust jelly roll style away from you. Tuck your ends in as your rolling. When you finish, the seam should be on the top. Press the seam into the pie crust to ensure it doesn't separate upon breaking.

Beat the eggwhite w/ the water till frothy. Baste the egg white mixture over the strudel and sprinkle the decorater sugar all over the strudel.
Repeat w/ second pie crust, sauce, cookie crumbs and zest.
Bake in a preheated 375F oven for 35-45 minutes or till nicely golden.
Remove from oven and let cool. Pairs nicely with vanilla ice cream.


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user Carol Junkins CarolAJ - Sep 19, 2011
Didi ~~` I love this !!!!!!!!! Got all the ingredients as well~ thank you so much for posting this, they look so good can't wait to make them. wow great! Do you ever rest Didi? haha
user Marie M Marie1 - Sep 19, 2011
Oh this looks so yummy Didi!
user CC MCCART-FROST CCMCCART - Sep 19, 2011
WOW Didi, this is going to be so much fun to make. I'm making a trip to the grocery store tomorrow and will get some of those Cranberries. I can just smell all those lovely spices, I can only imagine how good it will make the kitchen smell as it bakes. CHEERS, CC
user Didi Dalaba didicoffeegirl - Sep 19, 2011
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