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Apple Strudel: A Timeless Dessert with a Modern Twist

Apple Strudel recipe brings together the traditional flavors you love with a few surprising additions. Perfect for a cozy dessert or a special occasion.

June 30, 2023
Apple StrudelPhoto By Canva
Difficulty Medium
Servings 8 people
Preparation 20 mins
Cooking 35 mins
Total 55 mins



  1. Preheat the oven to 375 °F (190 °C). Peel, core, and thinly slice the apples. In a mixing bowl, combine the apples, sugar, raisins, cinnamon, pecans, and bread crumbs. Stir until well combined.
  2. Lay one sheet of phyllo dough on a clean, dry surface. Brush it lightly with melted butter. Repeat this process, layering six sheets of phyllo dough.
  3. Spread the apple mixture along the length of the phyllo stack, leaving a 2-inch border on all sides. Fold in the short edges, then roll up the strudel, starting from one of the long edges.
  4. Place the strudel seam-side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush the top with more melted butter.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the strudel is golden brown. Let it cool for a few minutes before slicing. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Apple Strudel
Serves 8
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15 g19.2%
Protein 3 g6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Use apples that are firm, crisp, and slightly tart. Good options include Granny Smith, Braeburn, or Honeycrisp apples. Peel, core, and slice the apples thinly and evenly for even cooking. Add sugar, cinnamon, raisins, and optionally, chopped nuts to the filling for added flavor and texture.
  • You can make your own dough from scratch using a combination of flour, water, and oil or butter. Alternatively, you can use store-bought phyllo or puff pastry dough.
  • When working with phyllo dough, keep the unused sheets covered with a damp cloth to prevent them from drying out.
  • For a variation, you can add other fruits like pears or peaches to the apple filling.
  • If you prefer, you can replace the pecans with walnuts or almonds.
  • You can serve the strudel with a dusting of powdered sugar, a dollop of whipped cream, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for extra indulgence.
  • The strudel can be made a day ahead and stored at room temperature. Reheat it in a warm oven before serving.
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Apple Strudel is a traditional Viennese strudel, a popular pastry in Austria and in many countries in Europe that once belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This delicious pastry is filled with a sweet, tart apple filling, all wrapped up in a thin, flaky crust. It's a wonderful dessert that can be enjoyed at any time of the year but is especially good during the fall apple season.

What Is An Apple Strudel?

An apple strudel (Apfelstrudel) is a traditional pastry originating from Austria and popular in many other European countries. It is made by rolling a thin sheet of dough around a filling of sweetened apples, raisins, sugar, cinnamon, and sometimes nuts. The dough is typically made with flour, water, and oil or butter, which is stretched and stretched until it becomes very thin and elastic. This thin dough is then spread with the apple filling and rolled up tightly.

What Pastry Is Apple Strudel Made From?

Apple strudel is traditionally made from a thin, unleavened dough. The dough is stretched and pulled thin enough to read a newspaper through it. The filling is usually made from tart apples, sugar, cinnamon, and raisins.

What's The Difference Between Apple Strudel And Apple Strudel?

This seems to be a misinterpretation. There's no difference between apple strudel and apple strudel as they refer to the same dessert. However, there can be variations in the recipe depending on the region or personal preferences.

What Is German Apple Strudel Made Of?

German apple strudel, also known as Apfelstrudel, is made of a thin, unleavened dough filled with a mixture of tart apples, sugar, cinnamon, and often raisins or rum-soaked bread crumbs. The dough is then rolled up and baked until golden.

Does Apple Strudel Contain Eggs?

Traditional apple strudel recipes do not typically contain eggs. The dough is usually made from flour, water, and oil. However, some variations of the recipe or certain types of fillings may include eggs.

What To Serve with Apple Strudel?

Apple strudel is a delectable dessert that can be served with a variety of delightful accompaniments. It is generally served with powdered sugar and vanilla sauce. A dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream are other popular options that can be served with apple strudel to contrast the crispy pastry with a cool and velvety texture. For a decadent twist, drizzle warm caramel sauce over the strudel. Additionally, fruit compote, such as raspberry or cranberry, offers a tart and refreshing contrast to the sweetness of the pastry. Finally, a cup of hot coffee or tea completes the experience, providing a warm and comforting beverage that harmonizes with the flavors of the apple strudel. Whether you opt for cream, ice cream, sauce, compote, or a hot beverage, these accompaniments enhance the enjoyment of apple strudel, transforming it into an unforgettable dessert experience.

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History of Apple Strudel

The Apple Strudel, known as Apfelstrudel in German, is a traditional Viennese strudel and a popular pastry in Austria, Bavaria, the Czech Republic, Northern Italy, Slovenia, and other countries in Europe that were once part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The name "strudel" is derived from the Middle High German word for "swirl" or "whirlpool", which is fitting given the pastry's layered and rolled appearance.

The oldest known strudel recipe dates back to 1697 and is housed at the Wienbibliothek im Rathaus. The strudel gained popularity in the 18th century through the Habsburg Empire, which had a significant influence on Austrian cuisine. Interestingly, the strudel is related to the Ottoman Empire's pastry baklava, which came to Austria from Turkish via Hungarian cuisine.

Apple strudel is most often associated with Austrian cuisine, but it is also a traditional pastry in the whole area formerly belonging to the Austro-Hungarian empire. In these countries, apple strudel is the most widely known kind of strudel. In fact, apple strudel is considered to be the national dish of Austria, along with Wiener Schnitzel and Tafelspitz.

The pastry of an apple strudel is thin and elastic, consisting of many thin layers known as "Blätterteig". The traditional preparation of this dough is a difficult process, involving kneading, resting, rolling, and stretching until the dough is thin enough to read a newspaper through. The filling is made of grated cooking apples, sugar, cinnamon, and bread crumbs. The strudel is then oven-baked and served warm, traditionally in slices sprinkled with powdered sugar.

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