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Strawberry Strudel

6 April 2009 7 Comments

sliced strawberriesEverything that tastes good is fattening. That’s the rumor, anyway. And while sometimes it sure seems that way, fortunately there are a few goodies out there to prove it wrong.

Take strawberries, for instance. Beautiful, juicy, sweet and delicious. AND very low calorie (and they’re even quite filling). Strawberries are definitely an exception to the above rule. Strawberries are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without busting any buttons.

Phyllo dough is another staple for me. Crispy and golden brown, judicious use of phyllo dough can give you a yummy and satisfying crust for a lot less fat and calories than pretty much any other kind. I like to keep some in the freezer all the time.

So the other night I was wanting something sweet and tasty but not too indulgent. I had some thawed phyllo dough. There was a big container of strawberries that needed to be used. So I just threw this together and it was delish. Sweet strawberry filling in a crispy golden brown crust – what’s not to like? And hot out of the oven, it was fragrant and warming to boot.

And to top it off, it only took maybe 5 minutes to put it together. This could definitely be done with pretty much any kind of fruit or berry, I would think. This is why I keep that phyllo around!

Strawberry Strudel

Serves 4

Strawberry Strudel

Ingredients

  • 4 sheets phyllo dough, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Butter flavored (or regular) cooking spray
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.

Combine strawberries, sugar and cornstarch in a bowl and toss to coat. Set aside.

Lay one sheet of phyllo on baking sheet. Spray liberally with cooking spray. Sprinkle very lightly with sugar. Lay second sheet of phyllo on top of first and spray with cooking spray.

Pile half of strawberry mixture on one end of phyllo dough, several inches from the short end. Fold over and roll (like a burrito), folding in ends as you go, until completely rolled up, seam side down. Spray outside of strudel and sprinkle lightly with sugar.

Repeat with remaining phyllo and strawberries.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cut in half and serve warm.

http://www.dontforgetdelicious.com/2009/strawberry-strudel/

Nutritional Info calculated with BigOven Recipe Software

Calories: 163
Fat: 1g, Sat Fat: 0g
Fiber: 2g
Sugars: 19g
Protein: 2g

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7 Comments »

  • Marta said:

    I like this recipe. It’s ncie and simple, and very healthy for a treat! thanks for sharing it :)

  • Digigirl said:

    My pleasure! Hope y’all enjoy it.

  • Debby said:

    Would you believe I’ve yet to work with phyllo dough? I have no idea why, since I love to bake from scratch! This looks like a simple way to start, and I love strawberries. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Digigirl said:

    Oh, you’ll love it once you’ve used it! And it’s so yummy and crispy, I’m always looking for ways to use it.

  • Francine said:

    Great minds think alike! I did this very same thing and it was amazing, nutritious and about as low in calories as a strawberry ‘pie’ could be! I added some walnuts and blueberries I had on hand…

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