Apple Strudel – Jablečný štrůdl

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Ingredients:

Prep / Hands on: 45 min.
Bake: at 350F for 30-35min
Total: 1 hr. 20 min.

1 puff pastry ( 2 sheets )
2 lb. apples (If using larger puff pastry use 2.5 lb. apples.)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup raisins
1/4 cup walnuts

Topping:
1 egg
Update on a video: (Brush egg about 1 inch deep on all sides of puff pastry when it is rolled and ready for filling. (It seals better and can reduce leaking of juices.)

powdered sugar

11 comments
  1. I had not made strudel in ages because the dough was so hard to make. I tried your strudel using puff pastry and it came out great. Did not have raisins and too much snow for a trip to the store, but I had dried cherries and used them. Wonderful. Since I was going to have the egg for the egg wash at the end, I used it to seal the strudel on three sides before rolling up and it helped keep the strudel from leaking while baking. Also,the cherries absorbed juice from the apples and while they were hard and dry when I added them to the apples, they came out moist. I expect the raisins do the same. Thanks,

    1. Great idea Sherie with the egg. I have to do that. Yes the raisins do absorb the juice from apples and are very juicy and big. Cherries are good substitute. 😉

  2. Hi
    My strudel is out of oven.
    Smells amazing!
    The ends and bottom of strudel intact but top split in one section.
    Hardly any evidence of leaked juice. Baked on bottom rack just as I do pie.
    Is split acceptable? If not, what factor needs changing.
    Thank you!
    Dianne – Grandfather born Vimperk.

    1. Hi Dianne, I am sorry to hear that! The top part of strudel had to be too thin. Mine never cracked on top. If it cracks than usually just on the bottom little bit where the dough was too thin and juices leek little from there and ends. I am on FB as Czech Cookbook where you can post any photos. This website design doesn’t allow that feature looks like it.

  3. Hi Krystina,
    I made the strudel today but the dough inside didn’t bake through 🙁
    Any suggestions what I could try next time? Roll the dough out a little more so it’s thinner or add more apples so the strudel isn’t rolled very tightly?
    Any suggestions are welcome,
    Thanks so much 🙂
    Sylvia

    1. I am sorry to hear that! The dough must have not been rolled thinly enough. It should also be rolled tightly. Some puff pastries are larger so I would add more apples. Wishing you success next time! You can also sprinkle breadcrumbs on the bottom before putting apple mix which will soak up any juices not to make dough soggy. Wishing you success next time!

      1. I made it again today and it turned out great 🙂
        Thank you!!!

        1. I am glad to hear! When I make it I can’t stop eating it.

  4. My mother used to sprinkle a little bread crumbs on the pastry sheet, then layer with thinly sliced apples etc that stops juices from leaking when she made strudel

    1. I sometimes do that too.

  5. I add a little coconut to mine.

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