Blackberry Strudel
  • 6 sheets frozen phyllo pastry, thawed according to package directions
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • Blackberry Jam (recipe follows)
  • Garnish: confectioners’ sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place an oval-shaped cast-iron dish in the oven to preheat for 10 minutes.
  2. Brush one sheet of phyllo with melted butter; top with a second sheet of dough. Brush second sheet of dough with melted butter, and sprinkle with 1 to 2 tablespoons bread crumbs. Repeat layers twice. Brush final pastry sheet with melted butter. Gently spread ½ to ¾ cup Blackberry Jam onto dough. Roll up dough, jelly roll-style, pinching seam to seal.
  3. Carefully remove pan from oven, and pour remaining melted butter in bottom of pan. Gently place strudel in pan.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool completely in pan. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar just before serving, if desired.
Recipe by Southern Cast Iron at