Dessert

Apricot Walnut Strudel

Contributed by our good friend Sara. Check out her blog at: gfmadeeasy.com or see this recipe on her blog at: https://www.gfmadeeasy.com/recipes/gluten-free-apricot-walnut-strudel

Ingredients

For the dough:
1 cup Namaste Sorghum Flour + more for rolling
1/2 cup Namaste Foods Brown Rice Flour
1/2 cup Namaste Tapioca Flour
2 teaspoons xanthan gum
1 cup (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter cut into small pieces
3/4 cup sour cream
1 egg yolk
1 whole egg beaten with 1 tablespoon of water for egg wash
1/4 cup turbinado sugar for sprinkling

For the filling
1-1/2 cups apricot jam
3 cups whole walnuts
1 cup raisins 
3 teaspoons cinnamon
3/4 cup brown sugar

 

Directions

  1. Sift together the flours and xanthan gum.
  2. Using your hands, rub together the flours and butter until it resembles crumbly sand.
  3. Whisk together the sour cream and egg yolk. Using a fork, thoroughly mix into the flour / butter mixture.
  4. Divide into three parts. Shape into a disc and wrap each disc into plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll out each disc on a piece of parchment paper, using sorghum flour to prevent it from sticking. It should measure approximately 7" x 12".
  6. Spread 1/3 cup of the apricot jam onto each piece of dough, being careful not to tear it. Sprinkle with about 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/3 cup of raisins and 1 cup of whole walnuts followed by about 1/4 cup of brown sugar.
  7. Using the parchment paper to help you, carefully roll up each pastry into a log, making sure the seams end up on the bottom. Transfer the log (on top of the parchment) to a baking sheet. Brush with egg wash. Sprinkle tops with a little turbinado sugar.
  8. Bake on top shelf of oven at 350°F for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool completely on baking sheet before slicing.