[nafex] The Currant Farm's Black Currant and Apple Strudel

Sam Brungardt sam739is at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 14 22:18:41 EDT 2016


If you are fortunate enough to have some frozen black currants, you may want to try this dessert, from a New York grower who sells black currants (dried, frozen, juice, etc.) on the Internet. -- Sam Brungardt, St. Paul, Minn.


The Currant Farm's Black Currant & Apple Strudel

Ingredients
1 large Golden Delicious apple, peeled, cored and sliced 1/8 to 1/4-inch thick
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 cup CurrantC(tm) black currants, fresh or thawed
1/2 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons butter, melted
All-purpose flour, for dusting
½ cup Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed according to directions on box.
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
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Directions


Position an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 375 degrees F.
In a large bowl, toss the sliced apples with the lemon juice until the apples are thoroughly coated.
Add the black currants, 1/4 cup sugar, and the 2 tablespoons cold cubed butter and toss well. Set aside.
Lightly dust the work surface with flour. Lay the puff pastry on top and dust the rolling pin with additional flour.
Gently roll the puff pastry to 1/8-inch thickness.
Position the sheet of puff pastry on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Sprinkle the Quaker Old Fashioned Oats on half of the pastry to absorb the juices
Spread the black currant & apple mixture on top of the oats leaving about 1-inch of space along the side edges.
Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of cinnamon over the mix.
Brush some of the melted butter along the 1" edge of the pastry to help seal.
Fold the other half over the mix and pinch to seal the edges together tightly.
Brush the entire strudel with the melted butter.
Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and remaining sugar.
Using a sharp knife, make 3 diagonal slits across the top of the strudel.
Bake for 40 minutes, rotating halfway through cooking, until the pastry is puffed and golden brown.



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