Plum Strudel

16 Oct

Fresh plums baked in phyllo sheets.

The following is a twist on the classic Pita od Visnja and was created by Lillian.

  • 8 to 10 sheets of phyllo pastry
  • 4 plums, cut into bit size pieces
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup carbonated water
  • 1/2 canola oil
  • 1/4 plain bread crumbs
  • 1 cup icing sugar

Phyllo and pieces of plum.

1. Lightly oil a 10 by 8 inch baking dish.

2. Fold one sheet of phyllo in half and place at the bottom of the baking dish.

3. Spread about ten pieces of plum over this layer.

4. Sprinkle 1 tbsp each of brown sugar, bread crumbs and oil evenly over the plums.

5. Repeat 3 more times and for the middle layer sprinkle 1 tbsp of carbonated water over this level.

Middle layer which in addition to the plums, bread crumbs and brown sugar, includes a light sprinkle of carbonated water.

6. Cover the top with a phyllo sheet, then drizzle with oil and carbonated water. The oil will help the pastry turn brown and crispy during baking and the water will help the pastry puff up.

7. If so desired, cut the phyllo almost to the bottom before baking. This will help separate the pieces during serving.

Plums and phyllo ready for the oven.

8. Bake in a preheated over for 400ºC for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

9. Immediately after removing from the oven, sprinkle a generous amount of icing sugar over the plum strudels.

10. Let cool for a few minutes before cutting and serving.

Plum strudel immediately out of the oven.

A generous dusting of icing sugar over the plum strudels.

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