As many of you are enjoying the change in seasons by ordering a pumpkin spice latte, apple picking, pumpkin carving, and digging the boots out of the closet, I am embracing fall in a different part of the world. Although I am across the pond, one of my all time favorite fall activities has been very present in my last few weeks… apple picking! Hooray! It is a super fun task and very common at many of my workaway locations! I love benefiting from all the delicious creations that come out of an apple harvest!
I NEED desert.. and sugar.. and I need it everyday! While working away in Austria, I ate the most delicious creations (which I write about in earlier posts), some of which were sweet. Birgit has about 6 apple trees, and she does everything from apple juice, to apple compote, to strudel.. yes.. STRUDEL.
“Apple & Plum Strudel – Double Delicious!
A very typical Austrian desert that our hosts introduced to us. I was told that it is a bit different than the traditional strudel, but this version is fresh, easy, and has very little sugar.. so let’s call it healthy 🙂 ! We made not only an apple strudel, but a plum strudel as well! Also, who doesn’t love a recipe with interchangeable ingredients like fruit! Definitely something to whip up with the extra apples you have after this seasons pick.
“No Apple Left Behind! Strudel Apples Can Be Bruised Or Imperfect”
“Cute Little Plums From The Neighbors Tree”
“Austrian Dough…Still Struggling With German!”
“Homemade Sweet Bread Crumbs”
“Colorful Fresh Plums”
- Fruit of choice – we made one with plums and one with apples
- Puff Pastry
- About 1 tablespoon of sugar (increase this if you desire)
- Breadcrumbs (Birgit uses older bread, crushes it up, and toasts it on the stove top with sugar)
- Butter to top the pastry with
- Preheat the oven to 180C (350F)
- Chop up apples into very small cubes, place in a bowl, add sugar and cinnamon
- Spread the dough onto a non stick pan, or parchment paper
- Next, add the breadcrumbs on to the dough, add apple mixture, and wrap up your strudel, using a fork to press edges together
- Use a bit of butter to spread accross the top of the strudel before placing in the oven. You can even add some sugar on top!
- Cook for ~30 minutes, and enjoy! Maybe even with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! 🙂
Tis the fall season!