Sunday, December 25, 2011

Easy Apple Strudel

I remember my sister and I made a real apple strudel once, long, long ago. I don't remember how she did the dough but I do remember helping her stretch the dough over the kitchen table. Then she filled it and we both carefully rolled it up. When it was done it was delectable!

I've often thought about that time and making a strudel but the thought of making a flaky buttery dough scared me. I don't usually make a very good dough.

So you can imagine how happy I was when I found this recipe. I somehow got hooked up with an online subscription to "Recipe 4 Living" and get occasional emails that have tons of recipes. So here is their simple recipe for apple strudel.


  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 lg. Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. raisins
  • 1/2 of a 17.3-oz. package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed
  • Confectioners' sugar (optional)
  • 1/4 c chopped pecans (*my addition)
Heat the oven to 375°. Beat the egg with the water, set aside.

Roll out the thawed dough into a 12" X 16" rectangle.
Peel and core the apples.
Slice the apples thinly.
Add sugar, flour, cinnamon, raisins, nuts. Toss to coat the apples.
Place the mixture on one half of the rolled out dough, leaving at least a one inch edge.
Roll it up, pinch the edges to seal and place seam down on a cooking sheet.
Make several slits along the top and cover with the egg wash.
Bake in the oven for about 35 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.
Place on a rack to cool. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar if desired. (Why not?)
Slice and enjoy!
Serve it up warmish or at room temperature with ice cream or slightly sweetened whipped cream, or just plain! Also makes a great breakfast treat.


(Click here to see the original recipe.)


Anonymous said...

The blessing she placed on it after the egg wash worked! It looks soooooo good, breakfast with tea and a tat bit of whipped cream!! I will keep that recipe, what a great one to put in the oven as you serve dinner, the aroma!!
A little girl after my own heart, love the fingernail polish!

Anonymous said...

My oh my, that looks yummy! I like your addition of nuts and using a pre-made dough.
How is Star doing? She was a little rowdy when you first got her.
Love ya