1 cup butter
1 8 oz. package cream cheese
2 cups flour
2 cups apricot preserves
1 cup chopped nuts
15 ounces white raisins
4 ounces flaked coconut
Pastry: Powdered sugar (optional) Blend butter and cream cheese together well. Add flour. Mix until well blended. Make 4 balls. Chill 3-4 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll each ball
out into a 14-16" rectangle. Combine preserves, nuts, raisins, and coconut. Spread onto each dough rectangle without tearing. Roll each as for jelly rolls, turning ends under. Place on ungreased
baking sheet. Flatten each roll slightly to make them even. Bake 45 minutes. Cool. Refrigerate several hours before slicing. Cut into 1 1/2" slices. Sprinkle each slice with powdered sugar, if
This strudel freezes well.