Quince and Apple Strudel

Desserts , Baking


Pastry Ingredients:

1 egg yolk (Agreeable Nature) 


40ml oil (Dunford Grove) 

300g flour

150ml water


Filling Ingredients:

400g peeled and cored quince (Ettrick Gardens, Rosedale Orchard) 

3 cups water

1 cup sugar

4 slices lemon

4 slices orange

8 cardamom pods

1 cup raisins

4 tbsp brandy

5 apples

2 tsp cinnamon

4 tbsp honey (Bennies' Honey, Blue Skin Bay Honey)

2 tbsp butter


Sieve together the flour and salt in a beater bowl, make a well and add the yolk, oil and water. Knead the dough until it is silky and shiny. Place the dough into a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a tea towel. Rest the dough for 60 minutes while making the filling


Dice the peeled and cored quince and place in a pot with the water, sugar, lemon, orange. Crush the cardamom pods with the back of a knife and add to the pot. Cook on a low to moderate heat until the quince is tender

Soak the raisins in a bowl with the brandy

Once the quinces are cooked strain off any excess liquid and remove the cardamom pods, lemon and orange slices and add to the bowl with the raisins and brandy

Add the honey and the cinnamon. Peel, core and dice the apples and add to the bowl, mix all together

Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees

Cut the dough in half and on a lightly floured bench roll the dough out in a rectangle shape until the dough is thin and transparent

Melt some butter and brush over the dough. Using a slotted spoon scoop the filling from your bowl and place in a line down the middle of the dough leaving a 5 cm border at each end

Fold the ends of the pastry in before rolling up lengthways. Place each roll on a baking paper lined tray

Brush the outside of the pastry with melted butter and repeat the process with the other half of the dough

If you find it too hard to work with ½ of the dough you can divide into 4 pieces and do 4 small strudels

Cook in the oven for approx. 30mins until golden brown. Once cooled slightly dust with icing sugar, slice and serve with cream or ice cream


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