Apple Cardamom Streudel Filling
juice from 1/2 lemon
4 medium apples, peeled and thinly sliced
1 1/2 tbsp butter or dairy-free margarine (Earth balance etc.)
freshly ground cardamom to taste (1/8 tsp or so)
freshly grated nutmeg (1/8 tsp or less)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 capfuls of vanilla essence (2 scant tsp)
2 tbsp. vanilla sugar (sugar with vanilla bean stored in it)
1 tbsp. butter or margarine
1/4 cup pecans
1 tbsp. organic sugar
sprinkle of salt
1 1/2 tbsp. butter or margarine
Spritz sliced apples with lemon juice in a bowl.
Heat 1 tbsp. butter or margarine in pan and add your apples. Season and sprinkle with sugar as they turn brown, turning as needed. Melt remaining tablespoon of butter in pan and add pecans. Mix together with apples then add last bit of sugar and salt. Remove from pan and reserve.
Melt butter or margarine in pan on medium, add bread crumbs and let brown. Season with cinnamon and vanilla sugar. After 3 or more minutes when bread crumbs are browned, remove from pan and let chill.
Use as filling for gluten-free strudel recipe.