Almas Retes (Apple Strudel)

My husband’s grandmother from his mother’s side makes killer retes, which is Hungarian strudel. The pastry skin can be soooooo thin, it’s crazy how she can roll it that thin.

Too bad, I only come to know her in 2005, when she is already in her 80s. Altho she still makes it once awhile, it would always take so much of her energy.

I do not think I ever want to try to make the pastry skin myself 😛 Am too lazy. So here is my retes, the cheater way! I mean, using store bought frozen puff pastry 😉

4 Gala apples (you can use tart apple, green apple, etc, but at No Frills, they have these delicious gala apples which weirdly state as “naturally not perfect apples”), washed and peeled, chopped, cubed, shredded, or just sliced thinly, whichever you wish

1 c raisins, regular or golden, it’s up to you

1 c sugar (or brown sugar)

1/2 c almond meal (or unseasoned bread crumbs)

1 box frozen puff pastry, thaw at least 1-2 sheets

1-2 tbsp, melted

Additional almond meal/bread crumbs

1 egg mixed with 1/4 c milk

Preheat oven to 400 F

Mix ingredients set aside

Lay open/roll out 1 sheet of puff pastry, brush with melted butter, sprinkle with almond meal and place some filling on one end

Roll nicely and seam to seal (if your edges werent brushed with melted butter, brush lightly with water so edges will be sealed)

Brush top with egg mixture and bake until golden brown (30-40 mins)

Enjoy 🙂

(I enjoyed mine with ice cream, of course :P)

Almas Retes

Hungarian style apple strudel

Ingredients

  • 4 Gala apples you can use tart apple, green apple, etc, but at No Frills, they have these delicious gala apples which weirdly state as “naturally not perfect apples”, washed and peeled, chopped, cubed, shredded, or just sliced thinly, whichever you wish
  • 1 c raisins regular or golden, it’s up to you
  • 1 c sugar or brown sugar
  • 1/2 c almond meal or unseasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 box frozen puff pastry thaw at least 1-2 sheets
  • 1-2 tbsp melted
  • Additional almond meal/bread crumbs
  • 1 egg mixed with 1/4 c milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F
  • Mix ingredients set aside
  • Lay open/roll out 1 sheet of puff pastry, brush with melted butter, sprinkle with almond meal and place some filling on one end
  • Roll nicely and seam to seal (if your edges werent brushed with melted butter, brush lightly with water so edges will be sealed)
  • Brush top with egg mixture and bake until golden brown (30-40 mins)
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