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Vanilla Fruit Strudel Recipe

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Light flaky pasty filled with vanilla fruit and crunchy Cheerios - delicious served warm with a dollop of reduced-fat crème fraiche.

  • Serves 6
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cooking time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 350g ripe plums, halved, destoned and sliced
  • 4 ripe nectarines, halved, stone removed and sliced
  • 65g Cheerios
  • 1 medium orange, juice only
  • 1 vanilla pod, halved and seeds scraped out
  • 1tbsp brown sugar
  • 175g filo pastry
  • light olive oil spray
  • 1 1/2 tbsp flaked almonds
  • Icing sugar for dusting

Method

1. Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 200c/400F/Gas 6.
2. In a large bowl mix together the plums, nectarines, Cheerios, orange juice, vanilla seeds and brown sugar. Set to one side.
3. Cover the table with a clean tea towel or cloth.
4. Lay out the filo slightly overlapping by 10cm/4inc into a 30cm/12in square. Lightly spray with light olive oil.
5. Scatter the fruit and Cheerio mixture evenly over the filo pastry leaving a 2.5cm/1in border.
6. Roll up using the cloth to help you. Transfer the strudel onto the centre of a non-stick baking tray lined with baking parchment and shape into a crescent.
7. Lightly spray the strudel with a little more light olive oil and scatter over the almonds. Bake in the oven for approx 35/40 minutes until crisp and golden.
Dust with icing sugar and serve warm.