Mix apples with raisins, lemon rind, sugar, cinnamon, and almonds. Set aside.
Place 1 Filo leaf on a kitchen towel and brush with melted butter. Place a second leaf on top and brush with butter again. Repeat until 5 leaves have been used, using about 1/2 cup of butter.
Cook and stir breadcrumbs with 1/4 cup of butter until lightly browned. Sprinkle 3/4 cup crumbs on the layered fillo leaves. Mound 1/2 of the filling in a 3-inch strip along the narrow end of the filo, leaving a 2-inch border.
Lift towel, using it to roll leaves over apples, jelly roll fashion. Brush top of the strudel with butter and sprinkle with 2 T crumbs.
Repeat the entire procedure for the second strudel.
Bake the strudels at 400 degrees F. for 20 to 25 minutes, until browned.
Makes 2 strudels, 6 to 8 servings each.
Frozen filo leaves for strudel can be found at most supermarkets in the frozen foods sections.