Apple, Mincemeat and Maple Strudel

Christmas / Desserts / Puddings

Apple, mincemeat and maple strudel
6 portions


  • 400g mincemeat
  • 550g bramley apples
  • 50g unsalted butter melted
  • 50g flaked almonds
  • 100g pecan nuts (chopped)
  • 3 tbsp pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 sheets filo pastry
  • 25g white breadcrumbs


  1. Pre-heat oven at 190°C
  2. Mix together the breadcrumbs and chopped pecan nuts
  3. Brush some butter onto a layer of filo pastry and sprinkle on some of the breadcrumb and pecan mixture
  4. Repeat the process three times so you have four layers, one on top of the other, finishing with the breadcrumbs and nuts
  5. Peel and core the apples then slice thinly
  6. In a bowl, add the mincemeat to the apples and mix together
  7. Add the orange and lemon zest and spices and mix again
  8. Stir in the maple syrup until all the ingredients are combined
  9. Spoon the mixture down the centre of the pastry leaving a gap along each edge and around 7cm from each end
  10. Wrap into a neat oblong parcel, tucking in the edges
  11. Turn the parcel over so the join is on the bottom and place onto a baking sheet
  12. Brush the parcel with the remaining butter and sprinkle with flaked almonds
  13. Bake for 30 minutes until the pastry is golden and flaky
  14. Serve warm with your favourite ice cream

This strudel pastry makes for the most deliciously decadent dessert! Our strudel recipe pairs pure maple syrup with a combination of rich, seasonal flavours to create the most amazing apple and mincemeat strudel.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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