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Apricot & pistachio cream cheese strudel

  • 0:20 Prep
  • 0:30 Cook
  • 6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 250g pkt cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) pouring cream
  • 70g (1/3 cup) caster sugar
  • 8 sheets filo pastry
  • 80g unsalted butter, melted
  • 75g (1/2 cup) pistachio kernels, ground
  • 8 small fresh apricots, halved, stone removed
  • 2 tablespoons icing sugar, to dust

Method

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180ºC. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper.
  • 2
    Process the cream cheese, cream and caster sugar in a food processor until smooth.
  • 3
    Place filo sheets on a clean work surface. Cover with a dry tea towel, then a damp tea towel (this prevents it from drying out). Brush 1 filo sheet with a little melted butter. Sprinkle over some pistachio. Top with another filo sheet. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with some pistachio. Repeat with remaining filo sheets, melted butter and pistachio.
  • 4
    Spoon cream cheese mixture along 1 long side, leaving a 5cm border at that end and the two sides. Arrange apricot on top. Fold in ends and roll up firmly to enclose filling. Place strudel, seam-side down, on tray. Brush with remaining melted butter. Dust with half the icing sugar. Bake for 30 minutes or until crisp and golden. Dust with remaining icing sugar.

Source: taste.com.au

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