Apple strudel dessert recipe

16 Jul

Apple strudel recipe

I have always loved apple strudel, making and eating it. I remember making this apple strudel for my late, great nana – who Miss 10 is named after – and I recall her saying to me her to just give me a slice to take home, rather than the whole thing, as she would just eat the lot. Despite her protestations I gave her the entire thing, she ate the entire strudel – presumably over a few nights – and told me later that she thought it was ‘bloody beautiful.’ That made me happy.

Making this strudel will make you happy too – it is so simple to make and uses easy to come by ingredients. Don’t tell anyone but if time is short you can even use good quality canned apples.

I added some Marsala wine, a fortified, sticky wine, to the pan as the apples were cooking and it added a lovely taste but if you don’t have any feel free to replace with water.

I had a bowl full of lovely apples I bought for Misses 8 and 10 to eat during the current school holidays in Australia. Of course, no-one touched fruit #typical so I decided to use some of them as the filling for my strudel.

Make sure you buy the chilled, no frozen, filo pastry for this recipe. It is easier to handle and less fraught with anger – trust me on this.

Have a damp tea towel on hand as you prepare the strudel – place it over the pastry sheets to stop them drying out.

Serve with custard, cream, ice cream or all of the above – I won’t tell 😉


4 small apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks

tablespoon brown sugar

4 tablespoons Marsala wine, optional – or equal amount water

50 grams of butter

100-ish grams melted, cooled butter

generous sprinkle of cinnamon

1 packet filo pastry [the sort you get in the chilled, not frozen, section of the supermarket]

cinnamon sugar to top strudel with – mix one teaspoon cinnamon with two tablespoons caster sugar and stir.

apple strudel


Preheat oven to 170C, grease a large baking sheet.

Melt the chunk of butter in a medium saucepan over a low heat and add the apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and Marsala or water and stir. You want the apples to be stewed but not soggy – test after five or so minutes to ensure they are getting soft rather than soggy.

Easy apple strudel recipe

When cooked allow to cool.

Place two sheets of pastry on bench and use a pastry brush and brush with the melted butter. Add two more lots of two sheets then pile the apple in a line along the short side of the pastry. Roll up, fold under both ends and brush with butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and bake for 25 minutes / until golden.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Apple strudel dessert



21 Responses to “Apple strudel dessert recipe”

  1. goldenbrodie July 17, 2016 at 12:00 am #

    oh yum

  2. youthfoodblog July 17, 2016 at 4:37 am #

    The strudel looks so appealing!

  3. ladyredspecs July 17, 2016 at 9:07 am #

    I haven’t made strudel for years, thanks for the inspiration

  4. Stephanie Leduc July 18, 2016 at 6:29 am #

    Looks so delicious, I love flaky pastries!

    • The Hungry Mum July 19, 2016 at 9:25 pm #

      I love all pastry – wish it was part of the food pyramid 🙂

  5. Sydney Shop Girl July 18, 2016 at 12:34 pm #

    So delicious and easy to make! Bookmarking.

    SSG xxx

  6. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella July 18, 2016 at 6:52 pm #

    Ooh what a beauty!! 😀 Loving the distinct layers of the pastry too!

    • The Hungry Mum July 19, 2016 at 9:29 pm #

      Thanks Lorraine – this is just too easy to eat x

  7. July 18, 2016 at 9:40 pm #

    Love apple desserts!

  8. Lisa Cavallari July 20, 2016 at 1:26 pm #

    Looks delish! Great photos!

  9. Tandy | Lavender and Lime July 20, 2016 at 4:38 pm #

    Oh, how yummy does this look! I often use canned apples when in a rush, or feeling lazy. I will be sharing my recipe for phyllo pastry soon, and you are right, it is easier to handle than frozen pastry 🙂

  10. A Cookbook Collection July 21, 2016 at 7:39 am #

    This looks so good!

  11. Shari July 21, 2016 at 9:34 am #

    Your apple strudel looks wonderful! I bet the Marsala wine gave it such nice flavor. Your posts are fun to read. They always give me a chuckle. I especially liked “#typical”! 🙂 I appreciate you sharing your story about your nana, too.

    • The Hungry Mum July 21, 2016 at 1:04 pm #

      Aww, ta Shari 🙂 My nana wasn’t an overly sentimental type of person, so that was a massive compliment coming from her x

  12. ChgoJohn July 26, 2016 at 4:55 am #

    Now you’ve done it. I have no discipline when it comes to apple strudel. If I see one in a pastry display case, I’ll take it home with me. I’ve never baked one because I’ve convinced myself it was far too hard to do. Well, I think I can conquer this one. I’ve a;ways had such a hard time with filo but I’ll just buy 2 boxes. I can almost smell it baking in the oven. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

  13. Karen December 7, 2016 at 7:15 pm #

    Looks yummy

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