Apple strudel is one of my guilty pleasures and I always walk past it as fast as possible in the supermarket to avoid temptation. I didn’t have anything remotely sweet and appley the whole time I was losing weight and haven’t since I started maintaining so tonight when I saw the bramley apples in the supermarket on offer I thought, right let’s make this WW friendly so I can finally satisfy my craving.
Serves 2 = 3sp
For the strudel
2 x Weight Watchers wraps (you could replace this with 60g sheet of Just Rol filo pastry rolled out a little to make enough for 2 people).
2 x large bramley apples, peeled, cored and roughly diced
1 tbsp sweetener
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Good grating of nutmeg
Zest of 1 lemon
1 x egg white
Dusting of icing sugar
Handful of strawberries
2 tbsp (30ml) Weight Watchers Cream (remember to add the points, 1sp for 30ml)
Pop all of the strudel ingredients except the egg and wraps into a pan and soften the apples on a low heat for 5-7 minutes. You want it so the apples soften but still hold their shape. Next take your wrap and pop the pastry down the centre of the wrap, longways, forming a narrow ‘sausage’ of apple filling. Leave plenty of the wrap exposed on either side of the mixture. You don’t want to overfill it or it will get rather messy! Wrap you strudel like you would a fajita, longways, essentially rolling it up into a nice sausage shape.
Line a baking tray with baking paper and pop in your strudels with the end of the wrap facing down. Pop a little egg white at each end and nip the ends together so the apple mixture doesn’t ooze out.
Brush the top of the wrap with a little more egg white and pop in the oven for 20-25 minutes (so that the top is nice and golden but the wrap is still soft and pastry like.
Slice in half and serve topped with a dusting of icing sugar, some strawberry’s, a squeeze of lemon and a dash of WW cream.