Pecan Apple Strudel Recipe
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Pecan Apple Strudel Recipe

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This is one of my favorite recipes during autumn. The aroma of this dessert baking on a cool, crisp day is absolutely wonderful.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 4 medium tart apples, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 192 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 136mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, cut butter into flour until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in sour cream and salt. Shape the dough into a ball; cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. For filling, combine bread crumbs and butter. Add apples, sugar, raisins, pecans and cinnamon; set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°. Divide dough into thirds; turn onto a floured surface. Roll each into a 15x12-in. rectangle. Spoon filling evenly onto dough; spread to within 1 in. of edges. Roll up from a long side; pinch seams and ends to seal.
  4. Carefully place each loaf seam side down on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 55-60 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on wire racks. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired. Yield: 3 strudels (12 slices each).
Originally published as Apple Strudel in Country October/November 1996, p49

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Grammy Debbie 21275
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2014

"My favorite strudel recipe. I find the dough very easy to work with and I love the generous amount of filling. I made a double batch last night which I froze before baking and will be baking later to add to a catering job I have. I love that this keeps so well. I do usually add a powdered sugar glaze to mine when it comes out of the oven. Just makes it extra yummy. I love that it is such an easy recipe and yet is so delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe!"

sue311 201347
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"I have made many strudels and this one is the best! I also used splenda to make it for my diabetic husband and it was also really good. I did freeze some as my apples were near their end. It was good when defrosted but the apples were a little soggy. That could probably be solved by heating it up a bit."

cbpfaff 37075
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2011

"undecided if i'd make again...too much filling for the amount of dough. need to have a fair amount of flour on surface, if not dough sticks and you are unaware until you start rolling up. Dough split open during baking. I had about 2 cups of leftover filling that was tossed. wasteful."

DRFoltz 12286
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011

"My husband (& everyone else) loved it!! The recipe makes a very generous amount and next time I plan to split the dough in quarters and use walnuts. Definitely will continue to enjoy this pleasant blend of comforting flavors and aromas again!"

therena 37458
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2011

"I made this for my book club and it was so good any leftovers I had my son took care of before I even had a chance to put away. Thanks for such an awsome recipe!!!"

quiltglo 201346
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2010

"I use fruit preserves sometimes instead of the apples. I add nuts and raisins."

artist 9352
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2008

"Can this strudel be frozen until needed. I made one on Wednesday and want to serve it on Saturday?"

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