Mock Apple Strudel Recipe
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Mock Apple Strudel Recipe

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“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
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
Originally published as Mock Apple Strudel in Healthy Cooking October/November 2010, p44

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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!"

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