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Apple-maple strudel a sweet, healthy treat EMC lifestyle - Maple syrup is graded by its colour, density, and flavour according to standards established by government legislation. It is ranked among the very best natural sweeteners in the world. This strudel and vanilla yogurt can be prepared the day before serving. Serves six. INGREDIENTS

Apple and maple strudel: • 2 large apples, peeled and cored • 825 g (2 lb) can whole dark plums, drained • 10 ml (2 tsp) grated lemon rind • 75 ml (1/3 cup) firmly packed brown sugar • 60 ml (1/4 cup) maple syrup • 60 ml (1/4 cup) water • 1 cinnamon stick • 125 ml (1/2 cup) packaged ground almonds • 6 sheets fillo pastry • cooking oil spray VANILLA YOGURT

• 80 ml (1/3 cup) low-fat milk • 180 ml (3/4 cup) low-fat yogurt • 10 ml (2 tsp) vanilla extract • 60 ml (1/4 cup) icing sugar


Cut each apple into 12 pieces. Halve plums, discard stones. Combine apples, lemon rind, sugar, maple syrup, water, and cinnamon in large pan. Stir over low heat, without boiling, until sugar is dissolved. Bring to boil and simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes or until apples are just tender, stirring occasionally. Drain apples, discard the cinnamon and syrup and let cool. Combine apples, plums, and nuts in bowl and mix gently. Layer pastry sheets together, spraying every sheet with cooking oil spray. Spoon apple mixture along long edge of pastry, leaving an eight-centimetre (three-inch) border at each end. Roll up strudel, tucking in ends while rolling; coat lightly with cooking oil spray. Place the strudel on an oven tray which has been coated with cooking oil spray. Bake in the oven at moderate heat (175 C/350 F) for about 30 minutes or until golden. Dust with sifted icing sugar and candied lemon rind, if desired. Serve with vanilla yogurt. For the vanilla yogurt, combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Courtesy Low-Fat Cooking, A C P Publishing Pty Limited


Comfort food Amanda Abou-Assaf dips a strawberry into a chocolate fountain, just one of the many desserts available at a packed Shenkman Arts Centre on May 8 for the Desserts of the World Festival. The festival was a fundraiser for St. Mary’s Home, a home for young pregnant women and new mothers.

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