caramel apple strudel

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By Carol Perricone
from Massapequa Park, NY

With the Fall right around the corner, you know apple picking time can't be far behind. What better way to use all those nice apples than by making a yummy apple strudel. Recipe & Photo: Taste of Home Magazine

serves 8
prep time 35 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For caramel apple strudel

  • 5 c
    apples, peeled and chopped (about 5 granny smith apples)
  • 3/4 c
    apple cider or juice
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1
    frozen puff pastry sheet, thawed
  • 1/4 c
    caramel ice cream topping (fat free is ok)
  • 1 lg
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    coarse sugar crystals
  • sweetened whipped cream and additional caramel topping, optional

How To Make caramel apple strudel

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large saucepan, combine the first 6 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring occasionally. Cool the apple mixture completely.
  • 2
    Unfold puff pastry on a large sheet of parchment paper; roll into a 16x12 inch rectangle. Place a short side of the rectangle facing you. Using a slotted spoon, arrange apples on bottom half of pastry to within 1 inch of edges. Drizzle apples with caramel topping. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with the bottom side. Pinch seams to seal and tuck ends under.
  • 3
    In a small bowl, whisk egg with water; brush over pastry. Sprinkle with coarse sugar crystals. Cut slits in top. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. If desired, serve with whipped cream and additional caramel topping. Enjoy!