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OK to asssemble apple strudel night before baking?

I'd like to assemble my strudel the night before, refrigerate, then bake in the morning? Will this work or will the bottom get too soggy? The apple/dried cranberry filling is cooked and drained before being rolled in phyllo.

asked by jeinde over 3 years ago
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Monita

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added over 3 years ago

I think you might have a soggy dough in the morning even if the filling is drained

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added over 3 years ago

I definately wouldn't do that with phyllo. However, you can bake it about 90 percent of the way and recrisp in a preheated oven in the morning- that works fairly well.By the way, strudel filling is not supposed to be cooked.

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added over 3 years ago

Thanks, was afraid it might not work. By the way Droplet, why shouldn't filling be cooked? I have made this recipe quite a few times (plus a mushroom strudel where the filling is cooked) and it comes out great.

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added over 3 years ago

Well for mushroom strudel themushrooms definately need to be cooked. Traditional Austrian Apple Strudel uses sliced raw apples mixed with the spices/nuts/dried fruits per taste. That's how it is done in Germany too. But if you like it cooked, by all means do it so, it's your strudel :)

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Maedl

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added over 3 years ago

I have eaten a lot of apple strudel in Germany and Austria and I have NEVER seen it made with raw apple filling. In fact, I have seen the strudel being baked at my local Konditerei.

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Maedl

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added over 3 years ago

Wait . . . Do you mean, Droplet, that the raw apples are placed on the pastry, the strudel rolled up, and then placed in the oven?

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added over 3 years ago

Yep,Maedl, that's what I mean...that the apple filling isn't traditionally precooked before meeting the pastry. Make pastry, roll,stretch,arrange raw apple filling, roll, bake...

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Maedl

Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.

added over 3 years ago

OK, got you! I couldn’t imagine a strudel served with the apples still raw!