Krautkrapfen (Bavarian Kraut Crullers) are pickled cabbage pinwheels in a homemade dough with freshly cooked bacon and sliced apple.
I loved the taste of these, but the dough was a little tricky. Maybe I didn't make it correctly. It was a little hard on the outside of the roll-ups. I wonder what could make is softer? Basting during cooking? The insides and bottom were delicious and soft like a dumpling. I thought the apple would make it too sweet, but not at all. I used a tarter apple. Also, being a vegetarian, I left out the bacon and bouillon, and I think the recipe was perfect without it. But, for those who eat meat, this would also be good with tiny bits of sausage inside. Maybe some leftover brats would work good. My family was mystified by them, but I'll think I'll make them again. I need to work on the rolling up proceedure to get it a little tighter. I did use less sauerkraut and more apple. I cut the recipe in half and only used 8 oz. kraut. Good stuff and a nice change. - 16 Sep 2006 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
These were delicious! I made them for a World Cup party where everyone had a different Country. I did modify them a bit based on other suggestions. First, the dough was really dry with the amount of water suggested so I had to add a little more. About 3/4-1 cup of water. Then, I flipped them halfway through so both sides of the dough could bake in the juice. This one second place out of 25 dishes! - 11 Jul 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
The filling was absolutely delicious, but the dough was very hard. I tried putting a foil sheet over them during baking to make them softer, but to no luck. However, the leftover dough fried up was delicious. - 01 Oct 2009 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)