A lemon-scented filling of diced plums,cream cheese and shredded brick cheese and toasted almonds iswrapped in phyllo dough and baked until golden.
Recipe: Cheesy Plum Strudel
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg 1 tablespoon lemon peel zest, grated 1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin Brick or Muenster Cheese, shredded 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted 2 pounds fresh, ripe plums, pitted and diced* 8 sheets phyllo dough 3 tablespoons butter, melted 2 tablespoons plain dry bread crumbs – divided use
In medium-sized bowl, mix together creamcheese and sugar. Add egg, lemon zest, shredded cheese, and almonds;mix until just blended. Fold in plums; refrigerate at least 1hour.
Place one sheet of phyllo dough on cleanwork surface. Brush with butter and sprinkle with 1 teaspoonof bread crumbs. Top with another sheet of phyllo and brush withbutter. Place a third sheet of phyllo across the two sheets tocreate a T-shape; brush with butter and sprinkle with 1 teaspoonbread crumbs. Top with another phyllo sheet and brush with butter.Lay next sheet in the same direction as the first two sheets;brush with butter and sprinkle with bread crumbs. Top with anothersheet and brush with butter. Repeat the process with remainingtwo sheets going in the opposite direction. The final configurationshould be a cross with four sheets of buttered phyllo positionedin each direction.
Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
Butter a 9-inch pie plate. Center phyllocross in the prepared pie plate (the edges will overlap quitea bit). Spoon plum mixture evenly into shell; loosely cover fillingwith overlapping phyllo to enclose. Brush top of dough with remainingbutter.
Bake strudel for 30 to 35 minutes, oruntil golden brown and heated through.
Let strudel stand at least 1 hour beforecutting it into wedges.
Makes 8 servings.
*You may substitute 1 (32-ounce) can plums,drained, pitted and diced.
Recipe provided courtesy of Wisconsin MilkMarketing Board, Inc.
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