German Apple Strudel Recipe
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German Apple Strudel Recipe

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This gorgeous strudel has just what you crave this time of year: thin layers of flaky crust and lots of juicy apples.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + standing Bake: 45 min./batch
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + standing Bake: 45 min./batch
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup canola oil, divided
  • 3/4 cup warm water (120°)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • FILLING:
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs
  • 6 cups chopped peeled apples (about 6 medium)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 285 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 61 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place flour in a mixer bowl; beat in 1/4 cup oil (mixture will be slightly crumbly). In a small bowl, slowly whisk warm water into beaten egg; add to flour mixture, mixing well. Beat in remaining oil until smooth. Transfer to a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest in a warm place, about 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Spread bread crumbs into an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 10-15 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Cool completely.
  3. Tape a 30x15-in. sheet of parchment paper onto a work surface; dust lightly with flour. Divide dough in half; place one portion on parchment and roll to a very thin 24x15-in. rectangle. (Keep remaining dough covered.) Remove tape from parchment.
  4. Sprinkle 3/4 cup bread crumbs over rectangle to within 1 in. of edges. Starting 3 in. from a short side, sprinkle 3 cups apples and 1/4 cup raisins over a 3-in.-wide section of dough. Mix sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle half of the mixture over fruit. Drizzle with half of the melted butter.
  5. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting at fruit-covered end and lifting with parchment; fold in sides of dough as you roll to contain filling. Using parchment, transfer strudel to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan; trim parchment to fit pan.
  6. Bake on lowest oven rack 45-55 minutes or until golden brown, brushing top with sour cream two times while baking. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  7. Using parchment paper, transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature. Yield: 2 strudels (8 slices each).
Editor's Note: To make fresh bread crumbs, tear bread into pieces and place in a food processor; pulse until fine crumbs form. Two to three bread slices will yield 1-1/2 cups crumbs.
Originally published as German Apple Strudel in Taste of Home September/October 2014, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 285 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 61 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 17, 2014

I loved this! I thought it might be hard to do but it wasn't. Directions were easy to follow and it it was delicious.

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Reviewed Sep. 6, 2014

Followed the recipe exactly and it worked out great! Delicious and pretty flaky. Would have been even better if I rolled it out thinner, but I was worried it would rip.

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