How to Make German Apple Strudel

by Anne The Pampered "Cook"

Supplies

  • 4 Organic Gala Apples
  • 4 Tablespoons Stevia; divided (or white sugar)
  • ¾ Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon; divided
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Pkg Puff Pastry Sheets (2)
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour (any brand)
  • ½ Cups Walnuts, chopped
  • ¼ Cups Golden Raisins
  • 3 Tablespoons Sucanat (or brown sugar)
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 1 Lemon
  • Parchment paper
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Pre heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit

    Step 2

    1 package of Puff Pastry with 2 sheets. Found in the freezer section of your grocery store near desserts. Set out to de thaw.

    Step 3

    Zest 1 lemon and squeeze juice of the lemon.

    Step 4

    The zest of 1 lemon; about 1 Tbsp to be added to the peeled/sliced apples.

    Step 5

    The juice of the lemon to be added to the peeled / sliced apples.

    Step 6

    Melt 2 Tbsp butter, set aside until needed to add to peeled/sliced apples.

    Step 7

    Peel, core, slice 4 organic Gala apples on cutting board and place into a medium mixing bowl.

    Step 8

    In mixing bowl, place apples, melted butter, lemon zest, lemon juice and then toss together until blended.

    Step 9

    Add 2 Tbsp Flour to the apple mixture. (Any brand flour is okay).

    Step 10

    Toss until coated with the flour.

    Step 11

    2 Tbsp Stevia (or sugar) and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. In a small dish, mix the two together. Now add cinnamon / stevia mixture to the apple mixture.

    Step 12

    Toss the Stevia/Cinnamon mixture into apples until well blended.

    Step 13

    In small manual mixer, chop the 1/2 cup walnuts first. The remove blade and mix in 2 Tbsp Stevia (or sugar), 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 3 Tbsp Sucanat (or brown sugar), 1/4 cup golden raisins. Set aside.

    Step 14

    Beat 1 egg, set aside for egg wash later.

    Step 15

    On a clean work surface or pastry mat, add some flour.

    Step 16

    Take 1 of 2 sheets of puff pastry dough and roll out using rolling pin.

    Step 17

    Take half of the raisin & nut mixture and put onto dough as seen here.

    Step 18

    Place half the sliced apple mixture on top of the raisin/nut mixture as seen here. Leaving room around the edges and room for rolling the strudel.

    Step 19

    Time to start rolling & folding. This will take both clean hands. Take your time!

    Step 20

    When you get to the end, paint the seem with egg wash using a pastry brush before sealing off the dough.

    Step 21

    Transfer the first rolled strudel to a cooking sheet lined with parchment paper as seen here. Be sure the seem is down. Now it's time to repeat those steps for the second sheet of puff pastry.

    Step 22

    Place the second strudel on the baking sheet, leaving space between the two for baking.

    Step 23

    Now to give both strudels an egg wash on the outside with the pastry brush; Coat generously.

    Step 24

    Once coated with egg wash, you will want to take a sharp knife and cut small slits into top of dough to allow venting during baking. As seen in the top strudel in photo. Repeat for second strudel.

    Step 25

    All set, these are ready for the Pre heated oven and will bake for 40 solid minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit on the middle rack.

    Step 26

    See you in 40 minutes, until golden brown and smelling delicious.

    Step 27

    "Beep, Beep" The Strudels are done. Let cool 10 minutes before moving to a serving platter.

    Step 28

    Sprinkle with powdered sugar for serving & enjoy! Great with vanilla ice cream and whip cream if desired.

    Step 29

    1/6 of one strudel is a serving size = 250 calories. This recipe makes 12 servings.