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Easy Apple Strudel Recipe

Easy Apple Strudel Recipe

"My family always loves it when I make this wonderful dessert," writes Joanie Fuson of McCordsville, Indiana. "Old-fashioned strudel was too fattening and time-consuming, but this revised classic is just as good. It's best served warm from the oven."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups coarsely chopped peeled apples
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 teaspoons sugar, divided
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 sheets phyllo dough (14 inches x 9 inches)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil


  • 1. In a microwave-save bowl, combine the raisins, water and almond extract. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-1/2 minutes, let stand for 5 minutes. Drain. Add the apples, 1/3 cup sugar, flour and cinnamon; toss to coat. Set aside.
  • 2. Place 1 sheet of phyllo dough on a work surface. Combine butter and oil; set aside 2 teaspoons. Lightly brush some of the remaining butter mixture over phyllo dough. Keep remaining phyllo dough covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel to avoid drying out. Layer with 7 more sheets of phyllo, brushing each layer with some of the butter mixture. Spread apple mixture over phyllo to within 2 in. of one long side. Fold the short edges over filling. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting from the long side where the apple filling is 2 in. from edge.
  • 3. Place seam side down on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. With a sharp knife, cut diagonal slits into top of strudel. Brush with reserved butter mixture. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until golden. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 205 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 121mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch, 1 fruit.

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LindaS_WI User ID: 7202558 260524
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2017

"easy and so delicious, this apple strudel is a dessert I make a lot. If I'm being honest, it's also one of my favorite breakfast items. Also good as a late night snack. If you can't tell, it's really delicious anytime of the day. I make a simple vanilla sauce to go with it and it's like a touch of Bavaria."

wrenjen523 User ID: 7407554 144265
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

"Big hit at brunch. This was my first experiment with phyllo so I didn't mess with the sugar and use "fake" sugar. I will next time, now that I have more experience with the dough."

haddur User ID: 2583007 77744
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2011

"This is a staple in my house. Everyone loves it and can't believe it's light."

Ann Godsell User ID: 992031 129844
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2008

"This recipe is almost as yummy as my grandma's authentic apple strudel without the hard work and heaps of calories!"

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