A flaky, thin, buttery crust filled with apples, cinnamon sugar and raisins! An Austrian delightful recipe!
I don’t know what there is not to love about apple strudel. It is so delicious and although the dough is an essential formula to this recipe, the dough does not steal the show away from the natural delciousness of the apples.
Here’s the recipe:
Apfelstrudel (Apple Strudel)
For the dough:
- 1 1/4 c all purpose flour (plus more for kneading)
- 2 TBSP melted butter (or any neutral oil) + 1 tsp for oiling the bowl
- 1/2 c warm water
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vinegar
- pinch of salt
For the filling:
- 2-2.5 c sliced apples (I used Golden Delicious)
- 1/3 c raisins
- 1/3 c white sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon’
For topping the strudel:
- 2 TBSP melted butter
To prepare the dough: Mix together the egg, oil and vinegar in a large bowl. Then add the flour and the salt and stir well until the mixture forms a cohesive dough. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead the dough for about 5-6 minutes until the dough is smooth. Grease a bowl with butter or oil and then place the ball of dough in the bowl, cover with a damp dish towel and allow the dough to rise for 1-2 hours.
To roll out the dough: Cover a large countertop or table with a clean tablecloth. Dust with flour and roll out the dough into a very thin rectangular piece. The dough should be thin enough for you to see your hand through it and it will be very, very delicate.
To make the filling: Mix together the apples, raisins, cinnamon and sugar.
To assemble the strudel: Pile the filling in a line along one of the shorter sides of the dough leaving about 2-3 inches of space from the edge of the dough.
Lift up the edge of the dough to partially cover the filling and then using the tablecloth, lift it up so that the strudel naturally rolls up.
Once rolled, tuck the ends under each side and brush liberally with the melted butter.
Carefully lift the strudel on to a baking sheet lined with parchment and lightly greased.
Bake the strudel in a pre-heated oven on 375F until the strudel is golden brown.
Remove from the oven and brush with a little extra butter (if you choose; I did).
Serve and Enjoy warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.