Here is my favorite apple dessert (well, it used to be until I discovered tarte tatin of course 😉 ). Delicious „Apfelstrudel“ or Apple Strudel is originally from Austria although it is very popular in other European countries too. It is a perfect autumn and winter treat – in my country of origin, it is served sometimes also as a dessert on the Christmas Eve.
In my family, we do apple strudel with puff pastry and fill it with a mixture of grated apples, nuts, raisins and cinnamon. There are many other versions of this recipe (like with almonds, lemon, or just a different pastry etc.), but this one was served to me all childhood so I continue with the same recipe. 🙂 One of the advantages is that thanks to the puff pastry ready to use, the apple strudel is very easy and quick to prepare.
- 1 roll (275 g) fresh puff pastry
- 2 tbsp. melted butter
- 2 tbsp. breadcrumbs
- 3 medium apples
- 50 g raisins (soaked in rhum)
- 50 g nuts
- 2 tbsp. brown sugar
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 beaten egg
- Confectioner‘s sugar for decoration
- Preheat the oven to 200°C. Peel and empty apples, grate them and put them into a bowl. Add raisins, nuts, cinnamon and sugar, mix together.
- Unfold the puff pastry, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Spread the fill over the pastry, keep empty a small border of 2 cm on each side.
- Roll the dough and place the Strudel on the baking pan. Brush the top of the Strudel with a beaten egg and bake for 25-30 minutes at 200°C.
- Serve warm, decorated with confectioner‘s sugar. You can also serve with whipped cream or bowl of vanilla ice-cream.
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