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How to Make Homemade Apple Strudel

Updated on March 25, 2012

Apple Strudel


Apple Strudel a Family Favorite

Another one of my son’s favorite treats is homemade apples strudel. It is easier to make then apple pie and is quite tasty. It is great for those cold Fall days when you need something to warm up a young man and it is delicious.

I was so surprised how easy it was to make. And it is also a wonderful dessert at dinner parties as it is something not commonly served in the USA. Again it is perhaps the easiest dessert I have ever made and that is saying something.

I am sharing an old family recipe for apple strudel so it will vary from what you read on the internet.

Phyllo Dough

We make our strudel with Pyhllo dough. For us it is a traditon and it saves a lot of prep time. If you don't know what Phyllo dough is here is a link to it.

Apple Strudel with Puff Pastry

My Family Recipe for Apple Strudel

The above videos were provided because I was concerned you might not know how to wrap the strudel and transfer it to the cookie sheet. And while you can choose any recipe that makes you happy, here is my family recipe.


5-6 apples (Whatever apple floats your boat but we prefer green or red) peeled, cored and sliced with about a teaspoon of lemon juice on top.

1 cup of sugar

1 stick of butter

1 tablespoon of Vanilla extract (We Love Vanilla!!!)

½ cup to a 1 cup of walnuts.

Cinnamon to taste and we like Cinnamon so we put about 2 teaspoons in.

About 1 inch of fresh peeled finely chopped ginger.

1 package phyllo dough


Melt butter in frying pan ad place apples in pan and cook on medium heat. Add in sugar when apples become tender then vanilla and walnuts and then finally cinnamon. Now it will be ready when it smells wonderful or when the apples are so tender they are about to fall apart.

Place a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Lay a huge sheet of Phyllo dough on the cookies sheet. Place cooked apple mixture in dough and wrap like it a burrito. Cook in the oven on 375 degrees for about 20 minutes or according to the directions on the package. Cooking times will vary based on individual ovens so a good rule is to take the strudel out when it is brown on top. I like to let the strudel rest. Then I dust it with either confectioner’s sugar or with granulated sugar.

Serve strudel warm with fresh whipped cream on top.

In Conclusion

Whatever strudel you try I hope you enjoy it as our family has enjoyed it through the centuries. May it bring warmth, health and happiness to your home.


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      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      Hi homesteadbound,

      My son loves it and it is always wonderful to share things my son loves with my HubPages community. Please let me know how it turns out. I a slow glad I could write something that you could use.

      Thank you for reading, commenting and providing feedback.


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      Cindy Murdoch 6 years ago from Texas

      I am bookmarking this one to try in the future. It looks yummy! I will go to the store later this week and get the ingredients. Thanks for sharing and making it look so very easy!

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      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      Hi LABrashear,

      My family's recipe is a bit different as we don't us brandy soaked raisins and we use pyllo dough and put in fresh ginger. I really want to share this because it has been a staple in our family for hundreds of years and we just love it when it is cold outside.

      Thanks for reading, commenting and providing feedback.


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      LABrashear 6 years ago from My Perfect Place, USA

      Another yummy treat I want to try. Great hub!