Easy Apple Strudel to Share This Season

Easy Apple Strudel to Share This Season | 31Daily.com

Easy Apple Strudel, or Apfelstrudel, is a centuries-old classic made easy with store-bought pastry. Perfect for entertaining, bake sales, church socials, or simply inviting the neighbors over for coffee, cider… and strudel.




When the seasons’ change and the air turns crisp, apple baking goodies is never far from my mind. Whether that be pie, a slow cooker apple crisp, or this Easy Apple Strudel. In fact, we have a lot of apple desserts on 31 Daily.

RELATED: More 31Daily Apple Recipes →

“Strudel,” a German word, derives from the Middle High German word for “whirlpool” or “eddy”. I mentioned strudel was a centuries-old classic. The oldest known recipe is actually a handwritten recipe for milk strudel dated from 1696. 

While it’s most commonly attributed to German origins, most agree it has strong roots in Austria. In fact, it’s one of Austria’s national dishes.

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Easy Apple Strudel

Easy Apple Strudel to Share This Season | 31Daily.com

Easy Apple Strudel, or Apfelstrudel, is a centuries-old classic made easy with store-bought pastry. Perfect for entertaining, bake sales, church socials, or simply inviting the neighbors over for coffee, cider… and strudel.

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Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 large firm apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment.

Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork. Set aside. Stir the brown sugar, 1 tablespoon flour and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Add the sliced apples, raisins and walnuts; toss to coat.

Sprinkle the remaining flour on a work board. Unfold the thawed pastry sheet and roll into a 16 x 12-inch rectangle. With the short side facing you, spoon the apple mixture onto the bottom half of the pastry sheet to within 1 inch of the edge.  Roll up like a jelly roll.  Place seam-side down and place onto the baking sheet. Tuck the ends under to seal.  Brush the strudel with the egg and water mixture. Cut 4 deep slits in the top of the pastry.

Bake for 35 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. Let it cool on the baking sheet for 20 minutes. Dust with the confectioners’ sugar.


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