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Apple Strudel

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Your family will enjoy the homemade taste and old-fashioned goodness of this delectable apple strudel.  It's made with prepared puff pastry, so it's easy and delicious.

  • Thaw: 40 minutes
  • Prep: 30 minutes
  • Bake: 35 minutes
  • Cool: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 6
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Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tbsp. water

  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar

  • 1 tbsp. all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

  • 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced

  • 2 tbsp. raisins

  • 1/2 of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed

  • Confectioners' sugar (optional)

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 375°F. Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork. Stir the granulated sugar, flour and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Add the apples and raisins and toss to coat.

  2. Sprinkle additional flour on the work surface.  Unfold the pastry sheet on the work surface. Roll the pastry sheet 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 onto a baking sheet.  Tuck the ends under to seal.  Brush the pastry with the egg mixture. Cut several slits in the top of the pastry.

  3. Bake for 35 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. Let the pastry cool on the baking sheet on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with the confectioners' sugar, if desired.

  4. For best results, make sure to toss the apples and raisins until they're evenly coated with the flour mixture. The flour helps to thicken the juices released by the apples as they cook.

  5. For some nutty crunch, 1/4 cup sliced almonds may be added with the apples and raisins.

  6. For a Vanilla Sauce to serve with the strudel, stir 3/4 cup milk, 1/2 cup light cream, 1/3 cup sugar, 4 egg yolks, beaten and 1/2 vanilla bean in a 2-quart saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until the mixture boils and thickens. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Remove the vanilla bean. Any leftover sauce is delicious over fresh berries or ice cream.

  7. For Pear and Cranberry Strudel, you can substitute Bosc pears and dried cranberries for the apples and raisins in this recipe.

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Tip

Heat is the enemy of Puff Pastry—it handles best when cold. So avoid working with it on hot, humid days, in a stifling hot kitchen or next to your oven.

When serving Puff Pastry, cut with a serrated knife for the most even, attractive presentation.

Puff Pastry can puff up to 8 times its original thickness. That means even a sheet rolled to a thin ¼-inch thickness will rise 2 inches.

Use a marble pastry board to help keep Puff Pastry cold while rolling and cutting.

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Submitted by:
Lea Z.
Date: 6/21/2005

5 star rating

"It is a great recipe. We all loved it. Grandkids helped to make it."

Submitted by:
Michelle R.
Date: 9/15/2005

5 star rating

"Hubby would like more sugar added!"

Submitted by:
Shirley R.
Date: 10/6/2005

5 star rating

"I made this for my 90 year old mother-in-law and she loved it. She is a fabulous cook and from a farming community."

Submitted by:
Daniel H.
Date: 10/17/2005

5 star rating

"This is a great recipe made especially for me, since I am diabetic and can make it with artificial sweetener."

Submitted by:
Sherry H.
Date: 10/17/2005

5 star rating

"It was so good that I didn't even share it with my husband, but kept it for myself!"

Submitted by:
Donna P.
Date: 12/7/2005

5 star rating

"Have made this item and used a very good can apple product and no one new the apple came from a can...and I drizzled mine with cream cheese frosting, not alot just a little drizle design.."

Submitted by:
Alana H.
Date: 12/28/2005

5 star rating

"My kids helped make it they loved it very, very much."

Submitted by:
Roseann G.
Date: 5/22/2006

5 star rating

"This was so easy and very delicious. Everyone thought I baked all day! I topped it off with ice cream anf fresh whipped cream. Awesome!"

Submitted by:
Franziska W.
Date: 12/30/2005

5 star rating

"This reminds me of my grandmother's Apfelstrudel. I was born and raised in Germany, and the only thing I've added were some sliced almonds. Thanks for an easy way of preparing it. It took my grandmother a lot longer to make Apfelstrudel from scratch."

Submitted by:
Wendy P.
Date: 4/14/2006

5 star rating

"It was very easy to make and was real delicious. I will make this again and again!"

Submitted by:
Daisy D.
Date: 4/13/2006

5 star rating

"This recipe taste like it would take hours to make.. Everyone loved it.. I won't tell my secret=)"

Submitted by:
Kelly R.
Date: 3/16/2006

5 star rating

"This is a great recipe - thank you."

Submitted by:
Barbara S.
Date: 3/17/2006

5 star rating

"This was so much fun, and everyone loved this recipe. So easy, and so tasty."

Submitted by:
Debbie G.
Date: 1/20/2006

5 star rating

"This was my first time using the pastry sheets."

Submitted by:
Roberta S.
Date: 2/14/2006

5 star rating

"Wonderful! This makes me look like a professional pastry chef everytime I make it. Delicious for breakfast or dessert. Family members and freinds have claimed that this is the best strudel they have ever eaten! If they only knew how easy it is..."

Submitted by:
Ethel B P.
Date: 2/14/2006

5 star rating

"I changed the recipe by substituting dried cherries for the raisins."

Submitted by:
Jennie B.
Date: 2/14/2006

5 star rating

"You know it was good because my husband loved it!"

Submitted by:
Joanne S.
Date: 2/11/2006

5 star rating

"I've made this several times in a pinch. There's nothing left over, it's addictive! It makes an extra nice presentation, with very little effort."

Submitted by:
Kay N.
Date: 2/19/2006

5 star rating

"This was a great recipe. My husband loves apple pie,and this was excellent"

Submitted by:
Divya D.
Date: 3/15/2006

5 star rating

"Everybody loved it and it is really simple to make. I recommend it for those others who don't bake often, like me."

Submitted by:
Denise S.
Date: 4/1/2006

5 star rating

"yesyesyesyesyesyes"

Submitted by:
Cleo G.
Date: 9/3/2007

4 star rating

"This is YUM-O!!!"

Submitted by:
Cleo G.
Date: 9/3/2007

4 star rating

"This is YUM-O!!! Great fall desert and perfect for the holidays."

Submitted by:
Cleo G.
Date: 9/29/2007

4 star rating

"This is fabulous recipe. It's one that use often; through out the year."

Submitted by:
Pat B.
Date: 9/24/2006

4 star rating

"Made this for the first time for a family dinner party and everyone loved it. Not only did it taste great, but it looked beautiful. I served it with almond praline ice cream which was the perfect accompaniment. Thanks for a great recipe!"

Submitted by:
Meredith D.
Date: 11/10/2006

4 star rating

"Fantastic. I've also made it with sweet cherries and peaches."

Submitted by:
Susan K.
Date: 10/19/2007

4 star rating

"I have made this dessert over and over again. You can mix it up by adding walnuts or pecans. It's just delicious and my husband loves it."

Submitted by:
Diana A.
Date: 10/9/2006

4 star rating

"So easy, and so very good! This will be made again....very shortly too!!!"

Submitted by:
Kat B.
Date: 9/4/2006

5 star rating

"i used 1 sheet as called for but it ripped so the next one i made i used 2 sheets came out perfect"

Submitted by:
Loisann C.
Date: 11/27/2007

4 star rating

"I love this recipe!"

Submitted by:
Kathy C.
Date: 6/12/2006

5 star rating

"I have make this several times, and have gotten rave reviews each time. VERY DELICIOUS!!!"

Submitted by:
Kathy C.
Date: 6/25/2006

5 star rating

"This recipe was wonderful! I have made it several times already and my family loves it. So simple to make!"

Submitted by:
Judy P.
Date: 4/21/2007

4 star rating

"PLEASE......MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO PRINT RECIPES IN LARGER FONT!!....WAY TOO SMALL TO READ COMFORTABLY!"

Submitted by:
Mardell F.
Date: 10/23/2006

4 star rating

"I LOVE Apple Strudel! I thought, is can't be this easy. I LOVE the recipe!Sallyjo"

Submitted by:
Mardell F.
Date: 10/23/2006

4 star rating

"I LOVE Apple Strudel! I thought, it can't be this easy. I LOVE the recipe!"

Submitted by:
Marie R.
Date: 10/17/2006

4 star rating

"Quick and easy, if I need a dessert in a hurry, this is it! We LOVE apples and this is up there at the top of the list. Thank you soooo much!"

Submitted by:
Zoe R.
Date: 6/3/2006

5 star rating

"YUMMY!"

Submitted by:
Zoe R.
Date: 6/5/2006

5 star rating

"It's an elégant apple strudel and great with whipped cream on top and vanilla ice cream"

Submitted by:
KAREN T.
Date: 9/14/2006

4 star rating

"Add more spice cinnamon / or nutmeg"

Submitted by:
Charlene P.
Date: 9/26/2006

4 star rating

"Next time I will add a bit more sugar."

Submitted by:
Joan C.
Date: 5/17/2007

4 star rating

"I made this recipe for my church small group, I had to double the recipe because one was not enough. They loved it and I did too."

Submitted by:
Donna G.
Date: 11/18/2006

4 star rating

"Just simple and delicious!"

Submitted by:
Sheri S.
Date: 11/19/2006

4 star rating

"Next time I will try it with dried cranberries in place of the raisins."

Submitted by:
Jamie F.
Date: 9/26/2007

4 star rating

"I've already made it twice in the past week! Tastes like it's from a strudel store!"

Submitted by:
Hasmik C.
Date: 2/19/2007

4 star rating

"Delicious and easy. We ate the whole thing at once...that is the upside of the pastry!!!"

Submitted by:
Fernando C.
Date: 4/16/2007

4 star rating

"Awesome! Very easy to do! Just an FYI I love the Pepperidge Farm Sausalito Chocolate Chunk Macadamia cookies are the BEST! I'm so hooked!"

Submitted by:
Mark H.
Date: 4/26/2007

4 star rating

"This was a great and easy recipe to make. I like it so much I almost ate the whole thing."

Submitted by:
Mark A.J. R.
Date: 9/6/2007

4 star rating

"What a great and easy way to amke a traditional favorite."

Submitted by:
Karen B.
Date: 6/21/2007

4 star rating

"It only took ten minutes to prepare and I substituted splenda for the sugar and it was delicious!"

Submitted by:
Jennifer B.
Date: 7/4/2009

4 star rating

"Next time I shall add a little more sugar in the apple mixture."

Submitted by:
Maureen D.
Date: 5/5/2011

4 star rating

"Wonderful fall dessert - so easy."

Submitted by:
Loisann C.
Date: 12/27/2007

4 star rating

"This is so good!"

Submitted by:
Grace M.
Date: 2/5/2008

4 star rating

"Fastest I have ever made a strudel and delious too."

Submitted by:
Marylou L.
Date: 10/9/2009

4 star rating

"This dessert looks like it came straight from the bakery in your shopping center. I received raves when my guests ate it. I make it for every holiday and often take it when invited out. We just love it!"

Submitted by:
Marjorie B.
Date: 12/3/2009

4 star rating

"This strudel was delicious!! It was easy to make and looked great. Next time I will make two so I can have a larger piece."

Submitted by:
Kitty P.
Date: 10/4/2009

4 star rating

"This is an impressive dessert. I actually made it for a brunch and everyone loved it!"

Submitted by:
Heather H.
Date: 12/31/2007

4 star rating

"The perfect way to start a Sunday morning with loved ones."

Submitted by:
Joanne S.
Date: 9/23/2009

4 star rating

"It's a satisfying, professional-looking dessert. It's perfect for using up those last few apples, or pears, etc.."

Submitted by:
Brenda J.
Date: 4/11/2008

4 star rating

"My grown son couldn't get enough of this fast and tasty dessert. Now it's a Thanksgiving staple!"

Submitted by:
Brenda J.
Date: 10/10/2008

4 star rating

"This is definitely a 5-star winner. It's so nice to serve during the holidays! You can't go wrong with this recipe!"

Submitted by:
Sue W.
Date: 11/12/2008

4 star rating

"My family and friends enjoyed it very much...I even made it using peaches"

Submitted by:
Patricia C.
Date: 1/25/2008

4 star rating

"This recipe turned out to be so simple to make and delicious! The only thing I changed was the cinnamon, I did not have any on hand and substituted it for the apple pie spice I had instead. I highly recommend it and will probably try it with a different fruit! It's definitely a great dessert for company!"

Submitted by:
Brenda K.
Date: 4/5/2008

4 star rating

"My son and I loved it, and he's pretty fussy. I made it with red delicious apples and with out raisins. Excellent."

Submitted by:
Patricia V.
Date: 7/17/2009

4 star rating

"LOVE THIS STRUDEL!!! This is a simple recipe that can be made on ANY day of the week, but it tastes like you've spent the WHOLE DAY baking!!!"

Submitted by:
Dave S.
Date: 7/19/2011

4 star rating

"this is a test"

Submitted by:
Cherry J.
Date: 12/5/2007

4 star rating

"I have made this three times once exactly by the recipe, once added dried cherries soaked in rum and for Thanksgiving with cranberries soaked in rum (I used the cherries and cranberries to replace the raisins.) everybody loved all of them. It's so easy and the presentation is great!!"

Submitted by:
Wanda B.
Date: 12/10/2007

4 star rating

"My husband loved it! Absolutely delicious and easy to make."

Submitted by:
Shirley G.
Date: 1/7/2010

4 star rating

"Super easy and wonderful, especially when it's hot out of the oven, and as a breakfast snack!"

Submitted by:
Kathy L.
Date: 1/22/2008

4 star rating

"I made this last night without the raisins. It was very good,m y family loved it. I will make it again with the raisins."

Submitted by:
Karen S.
Date: 7/25/2009

4 star rating

"Sooo good i can still taste it! My children loved it to!"

Submitted by:
Jeanelle K.
Date: 11/7/2008

4 star rating

"My husband flips over this one"

Submitted by:
April M.
Date: 10/26/2008

4 star rating

"Our whole family loved it!!"

Submitted by:
Kari S.
Date: 11/4/2008

4 star rating

"This got rave reviews from my friends. It was quick and easy to prepare yet looked impressive. The addition of nuts was recommended which I'll try next time."

Submitted by:
Carol B.
Date: 12/24/2008

4 star rating

"not sweet encough would increase sugar & cinnamon"

Submitted by:
Carol B.
Date: 12/24/2008

4 star rating

"not sweet enough recommend increasing sugar & cinnamon"

Submitted by:
Pamela H.
Date: 2/4/2009

4 star rating

"Another yummy way of doing this: use a can of drained pineapple, drained and one package of cream cheese. Blend it in the food processor. Then follow the rest of the directions for the strudel. You don't need to add anything else to it. Score the top of the pastry with diagonal lines and bake until golden brown. Serve them warm or cold. They're really delicious!"

Submitted by:
Jordynn C.
Date: 2/17/2009

4 star rating

"This recipe was fantastic...however, I changed the egg mixture out for brown sugar, butter, eggs and flour which I microwaved til it liquified and then coated the apples in. I then made a straight brown sugar butter mixture and spooned onto the slices before serving! It was a HUGE hit! Next time I'm going to add cream cheese into the mix for the center."

Submitted by:
Toni R.
Date: 2/1/2009

4 star rating

"Delicious and easy to make. I drizzled icing on top, then sprinkled it with sliced almonds, to give it a more elegant appearance."

Submitted by:
Lydia L.
Date: 2/23/2009

4 star rating

"This strudel recipe is the best I've ever made. It's a no-fail recipe. I've made it several times and it always comes out as pretty as the picture shown. The Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry sheets are very easy to work with. I've substituted Red Delicious apples for the Granny Smiths to make it sweeter."

Submitted by:
Val B.
Date: 2/11/2010

4 star rating

"My family loves this strudel. Also, it looks as though it was bought at the bakery. Definitely a keeper!"

Submitted by:
Myriah J.
Date: 7/5/2009

4 star rating

"This tastes very good!"

Submitted by:
Myriah J.
Date: 7/5/2009

4 star rating

"food good"

Submitted by:
Rebecca E.
Date: 11/8/2009

4 star rating

"It was absolutely easy! The whole house smells great and the good news is this dessert tastes even better than it looks."

Submitted by:
RUTH L.
Date: 3/2/2010

4 star rating

"Great tasting strudel. I loved the raisins because it added a very homemade taste. My family loves this pastry. I've made it several times in the last 2 months."

Submitted by:
RUTH L.
Date: 8/24/2011

4 star rating

"Great dessert. Loved the raisins in apple mixture. Puff pastry added a delightful taste. I've made it many times!"

Submitted by:
Joan A.
Date: 12/29/2010

4 star rating

"My husband was overwhelmed and so was I!!! It is so delicious!! Will make again and again :)"

Submitted by:
Beverly T.
Date: 10/6/2011

4 star rating

"This is my first attempt at sing puff pastry sheets. Very easy to prepare, thawed just as the package said, and looks wonderful and tastes wonderful. Great for weekdays when everyone is going different directions and there is little time to prepare a dessert."

Submitted by:
Susan W.
Date: 10/30/2010

4 star rating

"OMG This is wonderful! I wasn't sure I understood how the strudle was made so I made turn-overs. Better than out of the box. I used walnuts instead of almonds. Only thing I would add next time is a pinch of salt. I will make this over and over - and try other fruits too."

Submitted by:
Patricia S.
Date: 5/5/2011

4 star rating

"Wonderful, I have used this over and over again and always been asked for the recipe."

Submitted by:
Brianne G.
Date: 12/19/2010

4 star rating

"This was soooo good!!! We just finished having a piece...and let me tell you-this was fantastic! It was crispy, and nice and warm inside.....I can't say enough about it! Will definitely be making this again, would be great to make for company."

Submitted by:
Sharda S.
Date: 10/13/2011

4 star rating

"So easy and delicious!"

Submitted by:
Jessica C.
Date: 4/23/2011

4 star rating

"I have made this over and over. I am about to go make it again for Easter tomorrow. It is so good. I like it when it's cold better than right out of the oven. I add a little sanding sugar to the top before baking for a little extra sweetness and I leave out the raisins (don't like them). But this is my go to recipe for an apple strudel. So yummy!!"

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