German Apple Strudel Recipe
This German Apple Strudel recipe, aka Apfelstrudel, is one of those quick easy dessert recipes that I really love. It brings the traditional strudel taste to my table without all the work.
The secret to quick and easy? Frozen puff pastry.
Makes about 6 servings
- 2 - 3 apples (or pears), peeled and thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp flour
- ¼ cup sliced almonds (optional)
- ¼ cup raisins (optional)
- ½ lb package of frozen butter puff pastry, thawed
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp water
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and grease and flour.
- Mix together apple slices, sugar, flour, almonds (if using) and raisins (if using) in a bowl.
- Roll out dough on a floured surface until about 12" x 16".
- Put the apple mixture down the bottom half of the long side of the pastry, leaving a 1-inch border around the outside.
- Fold in the short sides and then roll up like a jelly roll.
- Put strudel on baking sheet with the seam side down.
- Mix egg and water. Brush on strudel. Cut ¼-inch deep slashes across diagonally across top.
- Bake for 35 - 40 minutes or until golden brown.
- Let cool before sprinkling with powdered sugar and serving.
- I like using a
tart apples, but other great ones to use are Boskoop, Braeburn, Golden Delicious, and Granny Smith.
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