Cranberry Cookie Strudel

Didi Dalaba Recipe

By Didi Dalaba didicoffeegirl

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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.**

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
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!


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

Directions Step-By-Step

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.


About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Festive Feasts
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #holiday, #Brunch, #tasty, #homey

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Didi Dalaba didicoffeegirl
May 28, 2013
Hey Susan!! ♥ That would look so pretty as a wreath, especially with crystal sugars, oh yes... awesome idea!!
Susan Poisson Susan_Poisson
May 27, 2013
Didi, I just found you on here - and I love this recipe! I'm thinking I'll make this for our family Christmas party this year - thinking of taking 2 of the recipe and forming it into a wreath with some faux mistletoe for decoration. :-) See you on the LC site!
Didi Dalaba didicoffeegirl
Dec 12, 2012
Hi Linda,
Your quite welcome, thank you for commenting!!
I don't know who Vanessa is, I'm assuming your talking to me lol :-)
Linda Putnam MaineNative
Dec 12, 2012
Vanessa, what a wonderful technique that lends itself to lots of variations in the filling -- pear/cranberry, mincemeat, date=nut. Visions of sugarplums are dancing in my head. Thanks for posting.
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