Mock Apple Strudel Recipe
- 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.
1 slice (calculated without nuts) equals 200 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 239 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.
Reviews for Mock Apple Strudel
"This was delicious and easy to make! It was a great Sunday morning family breakfast."
"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!"
"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."
"No one knew it wasn't made with applesEasy to make also!"
"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."
"Very easy to make but looks fancy and even my pickiest child loved it."
"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!"
"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!"
"Great treat! Everyone enjoyed this new recipe. Very simple, with just a few ingredients which I always have on hand!"
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
""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."
"Doesn't MOCK imply there are no apples in the recipe?"
"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."
"What makes this a 'mock' apple strudel?"
"I made this for are Ladies Luncheon,It was a big hit with everyone!!"