A simple and delicious dessert that requires minimal effort, as you can buy your filo dough and then it’s just a matter of throwing things together and rolling them up.
- 1 packet of filo dough
- approx. 4 lbs of plums
- 3 tablespoons breadcrumbs
- approx. 2/3 cup of sugar (depends on sweetness of the plums)
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
If your filo dough is frozen, thaw it according to package instructions.
Remove the pits from the plums and cut them into eighths. Place them in a bowl and pour in the breadcrumbs and sugar. If you see you don’t have enough of either to stick to all the plums, add as necessary.
Preheat the oven to 350F. Melt the butter with a little bit of water and unroll the filo dough.
Brush a sheet of filo dough with butter and cover it with another sheet. Brush a bit more butter on top and put your plum filling in a row close to one end of (now double) sheet. Fold in the ends and roll it, then place it in your baking dish. Continue the same process until you run out of sheets and/or filling.
Before putting the dish in the oven, brush the melted butter on top of your strudel.
Bake for 1 hour. The strudel is done when it turns golden and the plums are soft. Once it’s cooled down some and the powdered sugar won’t melt from heat, sift it on top of your strudel.