Gluten free peach strudel

My mom, Grandma T, has a ton of peaches from her peach tree. After a few peach pies, she wanted to make something else. She came up with this gluten free peach strudel recipe, using up the last of the peaches in most delicious fashion. Her crust was based on a pie crust recipe from America’s Test Kitchen’s *The How Can It Be Gluten Free 2 cookbook and uses the ATK flour blend from the *first book.The flour recipe is available for free online. Note the use of frozen, diced butter – this will require just a little planning ahead. Here we go!

Filling

Need a new way to use up all those summer peaches? Try Grandma T's great recipe for gluten free peach strudel - then get the vanilla ice cream ready!

Peaches ready to be made into filling

2 ½ cups of fresh peaches, peeled and sliced

1/3 cup light brown sugar

1 ½ tablespoons ATK flour blend

1/3 cup diced pecans

2 teaspoons vanilla

½ teaspoon cinnamon

Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well blended.

Grandma T’s tip

As you peel the peaches, place them in a bowl with a cup of water and a tablespoon of lemon juice. This will keep the fruit from browning. Then just drain the peaches before you use them in the recipe!

Egg wash

Need a new way to use up all those summer peaches? Try Grandma T's great recipe for gluten free peach strudel - then get the vanilla ice cream ready!

Prepared filling

1 egg

1 tablespoon water

Mix together well.

2 teaspoons sugar for sprinkling over prepared strudel

Crust

3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon cold water

1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream

1 teaspoon rice vinegar

3/4 + 2/3 cup ATK flour blend

2 teaspoons sugar

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon *xanthan gum

1 stick of butter (113 g), diced and frozen

Need a new way to use up all those summer peaches? Try Grandma T's great recipe for gluten free peach strudel - then get the vanilla ice cream ready!

Blended dough

Preheat oven to 400F.

Put the flour, sugar, salt and xanthan gum in a food processor. Pulse three times to blend well. Sprinkle frozen butter across the top of the flour mixture. Pulse 12-15 times until uniform (the butter will look like tiny pebbles.) Then mix the water, cream and vinegar in a small bowl. Pour the liquid mixture over the flour and pulse until dough clumps form around blade.

Roll the dough into a long rectangle (10” x 14”) between two sheets of plastic wrap. Peel off the top plastic layer. Put a layer of parchment paper across the top. Flip the dough so the parchment is the bottom and place it on a *baking sheet. Remove the plastic from the top.

Need a new way to use up all those summer peaches? Try Grandma T's great recipe for gluten free peach strudel - then get the vanilla ice cream ready!

Rolled out dough

Spoon filling in a 14” line down the center of the rectangle using a slotted spoon. Make slits perpendicular to the filling line along both sides of the dough, leaving 1” strips. Leave about ½” of space from the filling. Lift one side of the slit dough with the parchment and roll over the top of the fruit filling. Carefully separate the strips so there’s a little space between each one. Roll the other side of the slit dough over, trying to overlap (or at least touch) the other side of the dough. Then separate the strips and press together with the strips on the other side. Roll up the ends of the dough to seal them.

Brush the top of the dough with the egg wash. Then sprinkle 2 teaspoons of sugar across the top. Bake for 28 minutes at 400F. Leave on baking sheet and cool on baking rack. Serve warm (a scoop of vanilla ice cream would be a nice addition!

Need a new way to use up all those summer peaches? Try Grandma T's great recipe for gluten free peach strudel - then get the vanilla ice cream ready!

Finished product

Have you ever made a gluten free strudel? Do you have an abundance of peaches at your house? Tell me in the comments!

Grandma T’s gluten free recipes and recommendations will be featured on Gluten Free Fab Life from time to time – check back soon to see what she’s cooked up!

Grandma T’s previous recipes

February 2016: Gluten free flour tortillas
March 2016: Gluten free dark chocolate cookie balls
April 2016: Our favorite gluten free cookbook and recipes
May 2016: Gluten free graham cracker crust

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2 thoughts on “Gluten free peach strudel

  1. Raia T.

    Oh my goodness. This is quite impressive! I’m going to have to try it out. 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing it over at Allergy Free Thursdays!

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