Do you wish you could wave your wand to summon a magical apple strudel like the one Queenie made in the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them? You’ll have to go to Ilvermorny for that, but you can follow my recipe to make your own muggle-style. It’s easier than pie with store-bought filo pastry dough (also called phyllo or fillo dough). The enchanting flavor comes from flaky light layers of buttery pastry that embrace spiced apples, nuts, and raisins. Because my vegan version is all plant-based, cows and all the other fantastic beasts approve.
Roll up an apple strudel before watching the new Fantastic Beasts movie, for Thanksgiving, or any special fall meal. I wowed friends at a Harry Potter dinner party with the one you see in the pictures. If you’ve never worked with filo or made apple roses before, allow more time. Think of it as a craft project that you won’t need to store or dust. Skip the braids and apple roses to cut the prep time in half.