Apple & Cherry Maple Strudel

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Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 Cost Per Serving $0.41
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4Apples (your favourite baking apple), peeled, core removed, and roughly chopped
1 tspLemon Juice
3 tbspMaple Syrup
1 tspCinnamon
1 cupFrozen Cherries (or fresh when in season)
5Phyllo Sheets
2 tspGrape Seed Oil


  1. ​Preheat the Oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Add maple syrup to a small sauté pan over medium heat. Once it begins to bubble add your apples, lemon juice and cinnamon. Combine well.
  3. Cook the apples for about 10 minutes until softened. Combine with cherries.
  4. Using a brush, spread some of the grape seed oil onto one sheet of phyllo. Add a sheet of phyllo on top and brush with some more grape seed oil, layer like this for all 5 sheets. Using a knife, cut into 12 squares.
  5. Put each square into a muffin tin and pour about 2 tbsp of the apple and cherry mixture into the phyllo pocket. Fold the excess phyllo in on itself to cover. Brush with a little maple syrup on top and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Once cooled, flip the muffin tray over onto a cutting board to remove strudels.


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  • The glycemic index of pure maple syrup is low (rated a 54 on the Glycemic Index, a similar value as plain oatmeal). Be sure to check the label to make sure that you are buying pure maple syrup and not a version that has been blended with corn syrup. The blended products can have as little as 3% real maple syrup and an average Glycemic Index of 127 (high GI). 
  • Even though maple syrup has nutritional benefits from minerals and antioxidants, it is still a form of sugar. It is important to remember that it is a concentrated source of calories which can add up fast if you are trying to lose weight or avoid gaining weight – one tablespoon provides 50 calories. As with any sweetener, use small amounts.