the original and simple recipe

Apple strudel is a simple and traditional recipe, as well as much easier to prepare than you might think. Here’s how it’s done!

Apple strudel is a sweet from its origins very ancient. His, in fact, are Arab-Oriental origins and then had a great diffusion with the Austro-Hungarian Empire. For this reason it is now typical of the northeastern Italian regions, including Trentino-Alto Adige, Veneto and Friuli.

Often mistakenly wraps the strudel filling in puff pastry, but in reality the original recipe calls for the special strudel pastry. However, if you don’t have time to prepare it, you can buy rectangular puff pastry at the supermarket. Purists may disagree, but dessert will equally buono!

Let’s start right away with the wonderful apple strudel recipe!

Preparing the apple strudel
Preparing the apple strudel

How to make apple strudel with the original recipe

  1. First prepare the dough for the strudel. Sift the flour and arrange it in a fountain on the work surface. In the center, pour the egg, a pinch of salt, the oil and the water little by little.
  2. Work and knead for about ten minutes until you have obtained a smooth and homogeneous dough.
  3. While you let the dough rest, soak the raisins in the rum for ten minutes. If you are preparing strudel for children, you can also use simple warm water.
  4. Then, in a saucepan, toasted lightly add the breadcrumbs to the butter, being careful not to burn it. Set it aside.
  5. Peel the apples, cut them into wedges, remove the core and cut it into very thin slices.
  6. Put the apples in one big bowl shell them well and dress them with lemon juice.
  7. Add half of the bread crumbswell squeezed raisins, pine nuts, cinnamon and sugar, mixing everything well.
  8. Then roll out the strudel pastry very thin with a rolling pin until it becomes a rectangle. Place it on the parchment paper, which you will need to close the roll well, and then spread a first layer of breadcrumbs on the dough, leaving the sides free.
  9. So distribute the apple mix and roll up the dough with its filling from the long side. Close well and remember: the closing edge of the long side must eventually be under the strudel, otherwise during cooking will risk opening. If not, flip it!
  10. Place the strudel with its parchment paper on a baking sheet, brush it with milk and sprinkle it with brown sugar. Bake in the oven at 180°C for 40 minutes.
  11. To serve, cut it into diagonal slices. You can enjoy it cold or slightly warm and accompanied by vanilla ice cream.
Apple strudel
Apple strudel

Apple strudel with puff pastry

If you want to prepare a quick apple strudel, as mentioned, you can dedicate yourself to the filling only and use a roll of ready-made puff pastry. In this way you can have a good and made dessert very little tempo, without renouncing the scents and taste of tradition. Try it too!

Also try to prepare our fabulous tiramisu!


We recommend keeping the strudel in the fridge, for maximum 2-3 days and in a special container. Once prepared, before cooking it, you can also freeze it in the freezer.

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