Apple Strudel Recipe -
Apple Strudel Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Apple Strudel

Recipe by  

"Use ready made phyllo pastry and homemade apple filling."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. In a bowl, combine apples, raisins, currants, cinnamon, sugar and bread crumbs. Stir well.
  3. Spread several sheets of pastry generously with melted butter and lay them on atop the other on a baking sheet. Spread the fruit mixture evenly over the top sheet, then roll the sheets up to form a log shape. Brush with melted butter again.
  4. Bake in preheated oven 30 minutes, until pastry is golden brown and fruit is tender.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 05, 2004

Good and easy basic strudel, but I think some adjustments have to be done. First of all, I would increase cinnamon to 1 full teaspoon. Then, I might add about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg and/or a dash of ginger or clove powder. Thirdly, I think it might be interesting brushing salted butter between phyllo sheets. Finally, I think it would be a good idea to give the strudel an egg or egg yolk wash before baking. That way, I think it would be close to perfection. Yet, this is a good basic recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 15, 2005

I was intrigued by this recipe and decided to try it out. I was really surprised that the end result looked unfinished, and seems to need some kind of glaze to look pretty enough to serve or give to someone. I also expected more punch to the flavor with all the apple, raisins, currants, and spices, but the flavor was very mild. The phyllo was so flaky it was hard to contain and my family got phyllo pieces everywhere. The flavor grew on me though, and it was delightful with an espresso. I think I'll make up some kind of cinnamon glaze, and see if that finishes it off.


20 Ratings

Oct 30, 2003

Very good and easy to make. I used half the butter than called for, spraying some of the phyllo sheets with a bit of cooking spray instead to keep the sheets from drying out, and preventing greasiness. Most of the butter I used went on the outer layer after rolling up the strudel, which gave it a lovely golden color after baking. I used Gala apples, for a sweet-tart taste, and one half-teaspoon of a blend of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, ginger, and a touch of cloves. I didn't have golden raisins or currants, so I used half a cup of regular raisins, and it turned out fine. The family really enjoyed it, and have asked for it again.

Oct 20, 2003

Very quick and easy. I used cooking spray on the layers of phyllo instead of the 1/4c butter and melted 1T butter to brush on the top. I also sprinkled cinnamon and sugar on top.

Feb 01, 2008

I have to admit I fiddled with this a bit. I used frozen filo which I sprayed with cooking spray, tinned apples, sultana/currant/raisin mix (mixed fruit with the peel and cherries removed), added 3 tblspns of brown sugar to the mix, used 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp each of ground ginger and nutmeg and 1/4 tsp of cloves - and it turned out great! I used butter on the outside sheet and it was golden and lovely. A great basic recipe with plenty of room to manoeuvre. Can't wait to use other fruit, or even veges.

Oct 26, 2003

This is a little time consuming to put together because of the phyllo dough. I "generously" buttered each phyllo sheet and baked the strudel on a cookie sheet that had no sides. The results were a greasy stove bottom and a greasy strudel. Had a piece of strudel while I cleaned my greasy was bland. Sorry, but I can't recommend this one.

Jul 26, 2006

Great base recipe. I modified it according to things I had on hand. I substituted peaches for the apples, whole wheat flour for the bread, added some crystalized ginger, and omitted the currents and raisins. I served this with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of maple syrup--yum.

Oct 20, 2004

This recipe was okay, not great and not quite what i had been looking for. From a time and effort standpoint it is quite a bit of work (buttering phyllo, preping apples, etc.) and the results are just kind of bland and generic.


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 431 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 69.7 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 5.4 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 6 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 422 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Not The Same Old Chicken
Not The Same Old Chicken

We have so many top-rated chicken recipes, you'll never run out of dinner ideas again.

Slow Cooker Time Savers
Slow Cooker Time Savers

Imagine dinner making itself in the slow cooker while you relax or do other things.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Apple Strudel Muffins

See how to make apple muffins with a crumbly cinnamon topping.

Easy Apple Strudel

This delicious dessert looks and tastes fancy, but whips up in minutes.

Easy Apple Crisp

An easy apple crisp made with white cake mix, cinnamon, and butter.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States