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COOKBOOK:Family Favourites - Easy Pies, Tarts & quiches

A nice easy strudel to make. In no time it was baked and ready to serve. Served it with a warm cuppa and it was gone in no time!

Dried fruit is highly nutritious. One piece of dried fruit contains about the same amount of nutrients as the fresh fruit, but condensed in a much smaller package. By weight, dried fruit contains up to 3.5 times the fibre, vitamins and minerals of fresh fruit. Enjoy


Serves 8-10

1 1/2 cups dried mixed fruit

2 tablespoons lemon juice

3/4 cups natural yoghurt

1 cup ricotta cheese

1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon sugar

9 sheets of filo pastry, thawed

2 tablespoons butter, melted

Mix the dried fruit and the lemon juice in a bowl. Allow it to stand for ten minutes. Add nutmeg and cinnamon and flaked almonds. Add yoghurt and ricotta cheese and combine well.

On a piece of greaseproof paper, place one sheet of filo, brush with melted butter. Repeat. On each second sheet, sprinkle a bit of mixed cinnamon with sugar, keep repeating the sheets. Add the mixture along one side leaving a good inch free from the edge. Begin rolling up into a strudel/roll shape. Secure the edges by folding them eating and brushing with melted butter. Score the strudel, brush with melted butter and bake for approx 20-25mins or until golden.

Serve with ice cream and strawberries.

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