Melania's Easy Apple Strudel Recipe

Easy apple Strudel? Really? YES! Here's an easy recipe for an Austrian version that's slightly cake-like and different than the 'flaky-type' strudels, but is so wonderfully yummy! Make enough dough for three strudels, then make one apple strudel right away and save the rest of the dough for another time.

Prep Time

20 minutes

Bake Time

30 minutes

Total Time

50 minutes

Servings:

Makes 1 strudel + 2 extra dough

Ingredients:

Dough for 3 strudels:

  • ½ pound lard
  • 3 cups flour, all-purpose
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ¾ cup ginger ale

Filling for one strudel:

  • 3 apples, peeled and diced
  • small handful of raisins
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut the lard into the flour to which the salt has been added. 
  3. Add beaten eggs and ginger ale.
  4. Gather together and knead slightly.
  5. Make into a ball. Divide into three portions. Wrap two portions and refrigerate.
  6. Roll out one portion as thinly as possible.
  7. Spread the apples in a row lengthwise on the dough, keeping about 2 inches from the long edge and 1 inch from the ends. Sprinkle  the raisins and sugar over the apples and dust with cinnamon. Fold over the 1-inch edges and then the 2-inch edge and roll as for a strudel. 
  8. Place, seam side down on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  9. Bake at 350°F for approximately 30 minutes.
  10. Let cool before sprinkling with powdered sugar and serving.

Notes/Hints:

  • Wrap the refrigerated dough securely and keep refrigerated for a day or two. Or, freeze for longer term storage.
  • Or give this puff pastry apple strudel a try as well and see which is your favorite.

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