Fall Flavors, Warm Apple Strudel

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Fall is my favorite season; the crisp cool air, warm sunlight and beautiful red, orange and yellow leaves are just stunning. Fall-esque (is that even a word?! Oh well, I like it!) cooking and flavors are also so amazing! I immediately think of Thanksgiving...by far one of my favorite holidays.

Here is one of my favorite fall recipes. This strudel is great for brunch, or even as an afternooon snack.  Add a little vanilla ice cream and you have an amazing desert.  

Warm Apple Strudel

1 sheet of puff pastry (can be found in frozen food section)

3-4 apples (use what is in season)

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg

3/4 c brown sugar

1 tablespoon Amaretto (optional)

1 egg

Powdered sugar for decorating

Turn the oven on at 400 degrees.
Peel and slice the apples into thin pieces. Add cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar. Set aside. On a floured surface, roll out the puff pastry slightly. Add the apple mix in the center. Tuck the two short ends, and then fold one of the large ends over the mix. With your fingers add a small amount of water to the end and then fold the last side over it. Flip over. Lightly brush the egg over the strudel and then make diagonal cuts along the pastry with a sharp knife.

Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and cook for approximately 25 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with some powdered sugar. Serve warm. Enjoy!!!!

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