Apple & berry strudels

  Calories per serving 102

  Serves 4
  Preparation time 15 minutes
  Cooking time 20 minutes


  2 cooking apples, peeled and grated
  175 g (6 oz) mixed berries, plus extra
  to decorate
  pinch of ground cinnamon 
  1 Tbs clear honey
  2 sheets of filo pastry
  1 egg  white, lightly beaten mint sprigs,
  to decorate

  • Put the grated apples, berries, cinnamon and 1 tsp of the honey in a saucepan and cook gently for about  5 minutes or until the fruit is soft.
  • Brush the filo pastry sheets with the egg white and place 1 sheet on top of the other. 
  • Cut the sheets into quarters and place one-quarter of the fruit in the centre of each rectangle. 
  • Tuck in the ends  of the pastry and roll into sausage shapes.
  • Place the strudels on a baking sheet brush with the remaining honey and bake in a preheated oven, 150˚C (300˚F), GAS Mark 2, for 15 minutes or until golden.
  • Decorate the strudels with mint sprigs and extra berries and serve with a little low-fat custard, if liked (remembering to count the extra calories).
  • For summer apple & berry tartlets, cook the fruit as above. 
  • Cut each filo pastry sheet into 8 squares. 
  • Melt 20 g (¾ oz) unsalted butter  in a saucepan. 
  • Brush each filo square with melted butter, then lay one square on top of a second, at a slight angle to the first. 
  • Place each double layer of filo in a hole of a bun tin to make 8 tartlet cases. 
  • Spoon the cooked fruit into the pastry cases and bake as above for 12-15 minutes until the pastry edges are golden. 
  • Decorate and serve as above.