Quince Apple Strudels with Quince Syrup

300 mins (prep 60)
19 ingredients
makes 2 (10-inch) strudels
Served with small scoops of ice cream and a pink-hued syrup, this fruit-filled dessert delivers a glorious finale to a special dinner. Strudel dough looks more difficult to make than it really is. The secret is using bread flour, a high-gluten flour, which allows you to stretch a small amount of dough over a large surface.

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  • 2 pounds quinces (4 or 5), peeled, quartered, cored, and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • reserved syrup from star-fruit chips
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise
  • 1 (4- by 1-inch) strip fresh lemon zest plus 1 teaspoon finely grated
  • 2 pounds gala apples (4 or 5), peeled, cored, and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup soft dried tart cherries (6 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 slice firm white sandwich bread
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds (2 ounces), lightly toasted
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 1/4 sticks (10 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • about 1/2 cup all-purpose flour for rubbing into cloth
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • special equipment: a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment; parchment paper; a (36-inch) round or square work table; a cotton sheet or smooth, lint-free tablecloth large enough to hang over edge of table; a small blowtorch (optional)
  • accompaniment: 1 qt store-bought premium vanilla ice cream; star-fruit chips


Serving Size (0.72 g)
Servings 210
Amount per Serving
Calories 2.45 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 8.31mg 72.73%
Total Carbohydrate 0.63g 44.35%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.63 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 0.01mg% Iron 0.0mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
quinces, vanilla bean, gala apples, dried tart cherries, soft, fresh lemon juice, white sandwich bread, slivered almonds, bread flour, large egg yolk, lukewarm water, confectioners sugar, a, special equipment, parchment paper, premium vanilla ice cream, accompaniment