Prune and apple strudel
200g butter, melted
500g green apples, peeled and sliced
500g prunes, pitted
110g firmly packed brown sugar
1 ½ tsp almond extract
12 sheets filo pastry
60g almond meal
Cream or ice-cream, to serve
Place half the butter in a heavy-based saucepan over medium heat. Add apples, prunes, sugar, water and almond extract.
Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered and stir occasionally, until thick and shiny, about 1 hour. Preheat oven to 200°C.
Take two sheets of filo and brush top sheet with a little remaining butter then sprinkle with 1 tbsp almond meal.
Repeat until all the filo is used, stacking as you go. Place apple filling in centre and roll into a log, tucking in edges to seal.
Place strudel on a baking sheet, seam-side down, and brush all over with remaining butter.
Bake for 30 mins or until golden and pastry is crisp.
Serve with cream or ice-cream.