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Simple Strudel

  • Author: Meagan


Another tasty recipe from Everyday Food.  I had one sheet of puff pastry left so I figured we deserved a treat for dinner.  Basically all I did was halve the recipe but one could easily cut the pastry into  4 or 6 pieces and make turnovers instead.  The finished product picture is not a winner – the apples weren’t quite cool because I was in a hurry and then the battery in the camera died as we were taking the ‘making of’ photo so the pastry got a little sticky and didn’t come together in the perfect little package like it had the last couple of times I’ve made this.  Don’t get me wrong though – it was still yummy.



Simple Strudel

1 sheet of puff pastry (mine was 10 x 10), thawed

1 T. butter

3 good-sized apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced

1/4 c. plus 1 T. sugar

1/2 t. ground cinnamon


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. On a lightly floured work surface, unfold pastry and roll out to a 10 x 12-inch rectangle. Place on the cookie sheet and refrigerate.

In a skillet, melt the butter over medium, add the apples, 1/4 cup sugar, and cinnamon.  Increase the heat and cook, tossing occasionally, until the apples are tender and the liquid has evaporated, about 15 minutes.  Set the filling aside and allow to cool completely.

With one short side of the pastry facing you, mound the filling horizontally in a strip across the center, leaving a 1-inch border on both long sides. Fold each side of the dough over the filling and turn the pastry over, seam side down.

Brush the pastry with a little bit of melted butter and sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar. Using a paring knife, cut a few steam vents down the center of the pastry. Bake until golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Let it rest 10 minutes before cutting it up and serving it.

If you do the filling ahead it’s a very fast dessert that makes it seem like you went to a lot of trouble – and it’s easy to make 2 or more strudels depending on how many people you’re feeding.  Yum.

  • Category: Apple, Puff Pastry


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