Apple Strudel Recipe

Kate Donahue | Food Babbles Updated

This apple strudel recipe is easy to make and guaranteed to satisfy all lovers of both breads and sweets.

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Baking bread is something I'm so passionate about, and a skill I've honed over time. These days I bake nearly all the bread for our five-person household and that includes not only our sandwich bread and crusty loaves of dinner bread, but sweet breads too. My girls adore my Cinnamon Pear Twist Bread, it's their favorite!

When I made that awesome Goat Cheese Pizza with Pear and Caramelized Onions, I mentioned that I live in a household of some seriously picky eaters and my husband is the biggest offender. When it comes to desserts and sweet breads, he's all about simplicity and classic flavors. Apple pie is his favorite dessert, so this warm Apple Strudel definitely fits the bill for him.

Apple Strudel Picture

Lovely flakey layers of puff pastry are filled with two kinds of juicy apples tossed in cinnamon, brown sugar and pecans. Traditionally, a strudel is made with a tissue paper thin dough. You must roll it so thin that you can see through it. For those of us with limited counter space, (ahem, me!), I've simplified the process by using frozen puff pastry here.

It's a great shortcut that doesn't shortcut on the taste, just time. The end result is a lovely golden loaf, sprinkled with coarse sugar crystals for an easy, stunning homemade dessert or afternoon snack.

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Apple Strudel Recipe

    20 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 sheets Puff Pastry, thawed as per package instructions
  • 2 cups Apple, peeled, cored and diced
  • 2 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Zest
  • 2 tablespoons Flour
  • 1/2 cup Pecans
  • 1/4 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Shortbread Cookie Crumbs
  • 1 Egg, beaten, with 1 teaspoon water
  • 1-3 teaspoons Turbinado Sugar, for garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss apples with granulated sugar, cinnamon, lemon zest and flour. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine pecans, brown sugar and shortbread cookie crumbs. Set aside.
  4. Roll out one sheet of puff pastry to a rectangle measuring 10-inches by 12-inches. Sprinkle with half of the nut mixture and place half of the apples on top. Fold one of the long sides over the apples. Begin to roll up the strudel, tucking in the ends and pinching them as you go to seal the ends. Place the log on prepared baking sheet, seam side down.
  5. Brush the log with egg wash and make slits in the top with a sharp knife. Sprinkle top with Turbinado sugar. Repeat process with remaining sheet of puff pastry.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes until golden brown. Remove to a cooling rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.
°FLine a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.In a medium bowl, toss apples with granulated sugar, cinnamon, lemon zest and flour. Set aside.In a small bowl, combine pecans, brown sugar and shortbread cookie crumbs. Set aside.Roll out one sheet of puff pastry to a rectangle measuring 10-inches by 12-inches. Sprinkle with half of the nut mixture and place half of the apples on top. Fold one of the long sides over the apples. Begin to roll up the strudel, tucking in the ends and pinching them as you go to seal the ends. Place the log on prepared baking sheet, seam side down.


 

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Author: Kate Donahue
Recipe Yields: 20 slices
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 75 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 slice
Servings Per Recipe 20

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 66
Calories 141

% Daily Value*
13%
Total Fat 8g
16%
  Saturated Fat 3g
0%
Sodium 1mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate 16g
2%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 5g
5%
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Kate Donahue

About Kate

Kate babbles about all things food on her own blog, Food Babbles, and about feeding her girls the best way. Here on Food Fanatic, she wows us with her commitment to homemade, fresh baking, week after week.