Puffy Apple Strudel

    1 hour

    I love apple strudel and this is an easy recipe so I can make it for myself. Apples are lightly flavoured with cinnamon then wrapped in puff pastry instead of the traditional filo.

    40 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 250g puff pastry
    • 5 medium sized apples
    • 1/2 lemon, juiced
    • 1/2 cup (125g) sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 tablespoon flour
    • 80g sultanas
    • 1 egg whisked with 3 tablespoons milk
    • icing sugar for dusting

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat oven to 220 degrees C.
    2. Peel the apples and cut into quarters then cut into thin slices. Place in a large bowl and drizzle with the lemon juice and vanilla.
    3. Mix the sugar, cinnamon and flour in a small bowl. Add the flour mixture to the apples. Stir everything well. Add the sultanas.
    4. Lay out the puff pastry. Place the filling down the centre. If there is too much don't use it all.
    5. Fold the top of pastry over the filling and brush with the egg-milk mixture. Fold the bottom of pastry over it and press firmly. Seal the ends with the egg-milk mixture.
    6. Turn the strudel over so that the nice side is facing up. Lay on a buttered baking tray and brush it with the remaining egg-milk mixture. Pierce the top a few times with a knife so the steam can escape.
    7. Bake the strudel in the middle of the oven for 20 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 190 degrees C and bake for another 20 minutes until golden brown until.
    8. Leave to cool for at least 20 minutes before cutting. Dust with icing sugar.

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    This was was extra easy to do, I used filo pastry (only because I bought the wrong thing). And it was awesome, the flavours were not overpowering. Took it to a braai (barbeque) for the after coffee treat and family and friends loved it. This dish will definitely become a regular in our house.  -  10 Jul 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    just made this awesome four people enjoyed however served it hot should have waited as advised as pastry base was a bit gooey,However enjoyed will make again and wait s turns nice and crisy when slightly cool many thanks  -  26 Feb 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    This was simple to make and absolutely delicious. I will be making it again.  -  03 Oct 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)