- 3 tbsp Butter
- 2/3 cup Sugar
- 7 Green apples, peeled, cored and sliced very thin
- 1 tsp Apple pie spice
- Pinch salt
- 1 Puffed pastry sheet, thawed
- 1 Egg, beaten
- 1/4 cup Turbinado or sparkling sugar
1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Melt butter and sugar together in a skillet over medium-high heat. Heat until bubbling. Add sliced apples and cook just until slightly softened, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.
2( Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking dish. Gently lay a sheet of thawed puffed pastry on top of the parchment. Spoon cooked apples into the center of the puffed pastry, leaving about an inch at the top and bottom of the pastry, and not filling up more than the center 1/3 area of the puffed pastry.
3) Gently gather the sides together over the apple filling. Pinch closed. Use a fork to pinch the edges closed and seal the puffed pastry all around the apple filling. Brush with beaten egg. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
4) Bake in preheated oven for 18-25 minutes, or just until the pastry is golden brown. Cool slightly before serving.
The top of this pastry is cooked with a coarse sugar topping. To get this look, ask your local grocer for their turbinado sugar, which is usually found in the baking goods aisle. If you can’t find it, dust your cooked strudel with powdered sugar before serving.