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Mock Apple Strudel Recipe

Mock Apple Strudel Recipe

“On Saturdays, Mom would pack us five kids into the car, and we’d drive into the country looking for wild apple trees alongside the road. With the apples we picked, she’d bake this strudel, our traditional fall Sunday-morning breakfast.” —Beth Dauenhauer, Pueblo, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 3/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 3 cups chopped tart apples
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fat-free milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chopped nuts, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, 2 tablespoons sugar and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 8-10 times.
  • 2. Roll out into a 14-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Brush with melted butter. Top with apples; sprinkle with cinnamon and remaining sugar.
  • 3. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seams to seal. Place on a parchment paper-lined 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 425° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 4. Remove from pan to a wire rack. In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla; drizzle over warm strudel. Sprinkle with nuts if desired. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 200 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 239mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

Reviews for Mock Apple Strudel

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abbyelliemom User ID: 5791885 111688
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

"This was delicious and easy to make! It was a great Sunday morning family breakfast."

shelbsyd User ID: 6097430 130712
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

"Question. When I make items like this, I don't have time in the morning, how would you store this? Wrapped in plastic wrap or foil? Would you put the glaze on at night or just before you would serve it? My pastries always come out flaky then the next day they soften. I hate that!"

fastquilter56 User ID: 3905679 189160
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2011

"Easy to make. Delicious. Make sure you chop the apples very finely or grate with grater. The glaze is too heavy. I would half it next time. Warm with a little ice cream ws excellent. I didn't both with the nuts."

BdaleNative User ID: 149767 180041
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2011

"No one knew it wasn't made with apples

Easy to make also!"

Mary.Anne User ID: 5119716 190477
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2011

"I thought is was excellent. Easy to make. I halved the recipe so all that are worried about the butter, lighten up. Not that much really and half reciple made a good size portion that was devoured. I agreee, add some whole wheat flour if you chose. This recipe is great."

herbiedog User ID: 2509363 113766
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2011

"Very easy to make but looks fancy and even my pickiest child loved it."

shoeprints5 User ID: 2989600 174912
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2011

"This is incredibly yummy! It just about melts in your mouth. Just make sure you don't roll the dough to thin as it wants to fall apart. Absolutely wonderful!"

LLYSPOHN User ID: 3035474 174910
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2011

"The only reason I give this 4 stars rather than 5 is that I found the icing made it a bit sweet for my taste. Eaten warm and without the icing, it would make a great breakfast treat. My family really enjoyed it!"

amkoch User ID: 5404945 113762
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011

"Great treat! Everyone enjoyed this new recipe. Very simple, with just a few ingredients which I always have on hand!"

cliffnada User ID: 4590511 130711
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2011

"Had a few apples left on my tree so thought...why not try it! Glad I did - ended up making 2 of them. Thought it was very good - not quite a "true blue" strudel but a great substitute and way easier than apple pie!"

Willom User ID: 5729307 111668
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2011

"I just want to comment on the equation that healthy = no fat. Fat is good for you. Your body needs it. Many nutrients require fat for absorption in our bodies. Butter is not evil. Trans fats, such as those in margarine, are evil. Hydrogenated fat is the devil. A recent study showed that people who ate low- and no-fat dairy products were at a higher risk for developing Type 2 diabetes than those who ate full-fat dairy. Of course, excess in anything, not just fat consumption, is not a good thing. Also, stop kvetching about ingredients!! Recipes are guidelines. You don't like white flour, add some whole grain flour. You don't have to put on the frosting--I didn't and it was just fine."

dot1958 User ID: 6127732 174909
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2011

"Ladies, it's a mock apple strudel because the dough for genuine apple strudel is stretched over the tabletop until it is paper-thin, then drizzled with melted butter [lots more than in this recipe!] and sugar. It is a lot more work and has lots more calories. Thank you, Beth, for sharing your recipe. It reads like a dream and I'm sure I'll be making it again and again."

Kaffaroni User ID: 5915192 174907
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2011

"It's called "mock" because it doesn't use a traditional strudel dough which far more time-consuming. It's termed "healthy" in comparison to the traditional recipe. There's only ONE tablespoon of butter here, in the entire "strudel" so that hardly makes it unhealthy.

As soon as we hit the orchard markets at the end of the month, I'm going to try this one -- sounds so easy -- and let you know how my family (no stranger to traditional strudel) likes it."

kiwibue7 User ID: 2118814 111644
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2011

""Mock" as Strudel is traditionally made with Filo pastry. I served this with "Mock" cream also. I found this recipe OK with no complaints from family."

MrsHawks User ID: 3058820 191565
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011

"Doesn't MOCK imply there are no apples in the recipe?"

lisamaria728 User ID: 5393068 113761
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011

"I don't understand why this is called a "mock" strudel. And I don't get why they consider this healthy. It has butter in it and ALL white flour. I think this recipe should modified even more to make it healthier."

Netizen User ID: 4154355 123007
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011

"What makes this a 'mock' apple strudel?"

4tyeking User ID: 5735811 148166
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011

"I made this for are Ladies Luncheon,It was a big hit with everyone!!"

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