Blue Cheese-Apple Strudels

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Bake: 20 min.


3 strudels (8 slices each)

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
It wouldn't be a family gathering at our house without this favorite strudel. The sweetness from the apples and the saltiness from the cheese is heavenly. Substitute Stilton cheese if you don't have Roquefort handy. —Patricia Nieh, Portola Vally, California
Blue Cheese-Apple Strudels Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 medium tart apples, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 12 sheets phyllo dough (14 inches x 9 inches)
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs


  1. In a large bowl, combine the apples, lemon juice, thyme, nutmeg and pepper. Toss to coat. Add cheese and walnuts; set aside.
  2. Place 1 sheet of phyllo dough on a work surface. Brush with butter and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons bread crumbs. Layer with 2 more sheets of phyllo, brushing each sheet with butter and sprinkling with bread crumbs. Layer with another sheet of phyllo. (Keep remaining phyllo dough covered with a damp towel to prevent it from drying out.)
  3. Spoon 1-1/2 cups apple mixture along the long end of phyllo to within 2 in. of edges. Fold long sides 2 in. over filling. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Repeat, making 2 more strudels.
  4. Transfer strudels to a parchment-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan. With a sharp knife, cut slits in the top of each strudel. Brush with remaining butter. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 142 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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