Ontario Apple, Leek & Duck Strudel

Recipe developed by Centre For Food, Durham College

Serving size, 3 slices, 1.5 cm wide

Chef Tip: This recipe can be easily adapted to suit anyone's tastes. Add arugula, roasted garlic or switch out the duck for bacon or pulled pork. Can be made ahead and frozen unbaked, for up to 6 weeks. Thaw in fridge prior to baking.


1 1/2cup Ontario Gala or Crispin apples, sliced 1/8 thick 375ml
3/4 cup Leeks, sliced 175ml
2 tbsp Vegetable oil 30 ml
0. 5 tsp Juniper berries, crushed 5 ml
1 tbsp Savory, fresh, chopped 15 ml
1 cup King Cole Pulled Duck, separated 250 ml
Sea salt & crushed peppercorns to taste
1 sheet Puff Pastry
1 egg Egg for egg wash


Cook apples and leeks in oil until they start to soften. Remove from
heat and allow to cool. Combine all remaining filling ingredients;
season to taste.

Cut puff pastry sheet in half to make 2 long rectangles. Roll out onlightly floured surface to just over 1/8” thick.

Brush off excess flour. Lightly brush edges of pastry with egg wash.
Fill pastry with 1/2 of filling. Roll to form strudel. Brush with egg wash
and top with chopped savory, sea salt and crushed peppercorns.
Lightly score the top at 1/2” intervals. Bake in 375º F oven approx.
25 minutes until pastry is cooked. Makes 15 portions.