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