This apple strudel recipe is simple and delicious. All you have to do is wrap puff pastry around a pile of sliced and sugared apples and sprinkle with cinnamon, bake in the oven and enjoy! It’s not necessary to braid the strudels but I think it’s worth it
No two days are the same for me, the only thing that is consistent is waking up to walk Sophie first thing in the morning. Sometimes I can sneak in a cup of tea before we head out to start our day. What comes next is always a mystery for me and keeps me on my toes. Running off to a modelling gig, suiting up for set, firing up the oven or scouring the internet for research might all be on my agenda.
The one thing that is always the same is the feeling I have when I’m in the kitchen baking something either new or familiar. The excitement of what is to come and the pure joy of sharing with friends near and dear never disappoints.
It’s possible I romanticize food, and the ideas that come with it. But honestly, I take pleasure in that feeling, it gives me joy and if I could continually create moments that surround me with good food, laughter and friendship, I would do it every day!
I’ve been wanting to go apple picking for a few years now, but never seem to get the opportunity before the frost comes. I daydream of gathering baskets full of the fresh crisp fruit with my nieces and nephew running around the orchard and spending the rest of the day making fun apple treats for the whole family.
Instead, I leave the idea for another year, and grab a bag from the grocery store. I’ve been wanting to make a simple apple strudel so thought now would be the perfect time.
I used Cripps Lady apples (otherwise known as Pink Lady) for these individual simple apple strudels. These apples are balanced between sweet, tart, and tannic notes. They will retain their shape when put up against high heat and the best part, they are easily accessible at almost every grocery store. This makes them a perfect choice for baking!
This recipe is simple and delicious. All you have to do is wrap puff pastry around a pile of sliced and sugared apples and sprinkle with cinnamon, bake in the oven and enjoy! I got a little fancy and decided to braid my strudels, but you can skip that step and simply just fold the pastry over and make a few air vent slices with a sharp knife. You can also make two large strudels instead of individual ones like I did, but I like having snacks and popping one in my lunch or even freezing a few for later.
Next year I really hope to bring you a fall apple dessert after apple picking with those little munchkins!
This apple strudel recipe is simple and delicious. All you have to do is wrap puff pastry around a pile of sliced and sugared apples and sprinkle with cinnamon, bake in the oven and enjoy! It’s not necessary to braid the strudels but I think it’s worth it.
- Prep Time: 25 mins
- Cook Time: 20 mins
- Total Time: 45 mins
- Yield: 8
- Category: Snack
- Cuisine: German
- puff pastry (two sheets in one box)
- 4 Cripps Pink (Pink Lady) apples, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- lemon juice
- milk or butter
- large crystal sugar
- Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Peel and thinly slice your apples, keeping the slices a consistent size. Every so often toss your apples in some lemon juice to keep them from browning/oxidizing.
- Once all apples are sliced and peeled, add sugar, flour, and ground cloves. Toss to coat.
- On a lightly floured work surface roll out your first sheet of puffy pastry. Cut into 4 even rectangles. Using a knife, mark each rectangle into 3 even sections vertically (do not cut through, just mark as a guideline). On one end make approx. 5 cuts on an angle, do the exact same on the opposite side leaving the centre as a base to fill your apples (refer to image above).
- Fill the centre with approx. 12-15 apple slices (and spoon a little of that juice too), sprinkle a little cinnamon on top and then fold each cut over each other like a braid. Pinch the ends down and carefully transfer to your baking sheet. Repeat for the remaining pastry.
- Roll out your second sheet of puff pastry and repeat step 5.
- Leave space between each strudel on the baking sheet. Brush the tops with milk or melted butter and sprinkle large crystal sugar on top.
- Bake in the oven for approx. 20 minutes or until bottoms are browned.
- Enjoy warm.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 482
- Sugar: 19.3
- Sodium: 150mg
- Fat: 23g
- Saturated Fat: 5.8g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 52.2g
- Fiber: 3.6g
- Protein: 5.1g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Keywords: Apple Strudel, Hand Pies, Apple, Puff Pastry
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