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Apfelstrudel (Apple Strudel)

Try this easy recipe for apple strudel that is done in a few minutes. Tart apples, raisins, nuts and cinnamon baked in a light, flaky, crispy puff pastry. | www.foxyfolksy.com

It’s apple season again! And we got a bag full from my mother-in-law directly picked from their garden. The batch she gave us was a bit too tart for just eating but perfect for baking. I was a bit busy the last days but I know I have to do something about all those apples staring (and sometimes glaring) at me every time I pass by or happen to be in our kitchen. So I thought why not make Apfelstrudel! It is easy and can be done really quickly especially if you have a roll of puff pastry sheet (Blätterteig in German) lying around in your fridge like I did, lucky me. I have to confess though that I didn’t make the puff pastry myself…tsk!tsk!tsk! well, I was busy and to tell the truth, making puff pastry is not one of my strong suits…I tried it several times and all I can say at the moment is that I am getting there, only (I think) I lack the patience puff pastry deserves and another thing is, it is really cheap to buy the ready-made one (€0.69 per sheet) and easily available at the groceries around here in Germany. I didn’t buy them before because Armin says it is like I am cheating, well he can try making one and tell me then! (He!he!  luv you honey!)  Try this easy recipe for apple strudel that is done in a few minutes. Tart apples, raisins, nuts and cinnamon baked in a light, flaky, crispy puff pastry. | www.foxyfolksy.com

Anyway, back to the subject,  Apfelstrudel or apple strudel is one of the most popular desserts in Germany. Although the word ‘strudel’ which means ‘whirlpool’ is Germanic, the dessert itself originates from Austria. The original version uses strudel dough, which is a thin, elastic, unleavened dough that is really difficult to make.  The whirlpool or strudel is formed when the sheet of dough, with the apples spread on top, is rolled into a log and cut into smaller size after baking.

For this recipe though, I used puff pastry (for the reasons I already mentioned above) and it is not rolled like a strudel rather braided, just because I saw these post in Pinterest about the different ways of folding pastries which looks really cool and I wanted to try them myself…exciting!

Try this easy recipe for apple strudel that is done in a few minutes. Tart apples, raisins, nuts and cinnamon baked in a light, flaky, crispy puff pastry. | www.foxyfolksy.com

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Apfelstrudel (Apple Strudel)

Try this easy recipe for apple strudel that is done in a few minutes. Tart apples, raisins, nuts and cinnamon baked in a light, flaky, crispy puff pastry.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Austrian,German
Servings: 6 slices
Calories: 398kcal
Author: Bebs
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 apples - - peeled and cut into slices
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots - (optional) - cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup almond flakes - or any chopped nuts
  • 1 sheet ready made puff pastry
  • 1 egg white - - for brushing

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400°F/ 200°C.
  • Unfold the puff pastry sheet onto a parchment paper. On the long side, fold both sides towards the middle until they overlap each other at about 4 cm. Press a bit at the folds just to create a crease, then unfold to original shape. From the crease cut diagonal slits going out the side's edges about 1 inch apart and do the same on the other side. Cut and remove the top and bottom 2 leaves. Set aside for a while.
  • Combine sugar and cinnamon powder in a deep bowl. Add the apple slices, raisins and apricots and mix well until all are coated.
  • Beat the egg white until a bit frothy. Brush the puff pastry sheet with egg white. Sprinkle the middle part of the pastry with almond flakes evenly. Spread the apples over the almond flakes. Be sure not the go over the crease and leave an inch at the top and bottom uncovered. Fold the top over the apples, fold the leaves over the apples from one side and then the other to form the braid. Fold the bottom over the last leaves to finish.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.

RECIPE NOTES

Serve while still warm with whipped or ice cream.
Nutrition Facts
Apfelstrudel (Apple Strudel)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 398 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 117mg 5%
Potassium 392mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 16g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 8.5%
Vitamin C 4.2%
Calcium 4.5%
Iron 11.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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It is easy and can be done really quickly especially if you have a roll of puff pastry sheet lying around in your fridge. Try this easy and delicious recipe for apple strudel that is done in a few minutes. Tart apples, raisins, nuts and cinnamon baked in a light, flaky, crispy puff pastry.
| www.foxyfolksy.com
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Bebs

Bebs here! I love to cook and try new things and DIY projects! And although I think of myself as a homebody, I like seeing other places from time to time.
If you are looking for a recipe and it ain't here, make a request and I will try my best to make it for you!

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