Real German Apple Strudel

6
Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

This recipe was brought over from
Germany by my Great Aunt Martha Mueller. Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does.
Great topped with ice cream, whipped cream or milk like my Uncle did.

Rating:

★★★★☆ 5 votes

Comments:
Serves:
this recipe makes 3 strudel in 3- 9x13- inch pans
Prep:
35 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • DOUGH:

  • 2 1/2 to 3 c
    all purpose flour( you may need more or less flour, till stiff but not sticky)
  • 3 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 4 large
    eggs, well beaten
  • 3/4 c
    butter ,margarine or shortening, butter flavor
  • CREAM MIXTURE:

  • 3/4 c
    whole milk
  • 1 c
    dairy sour cream
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • FILLING:

  • 3 lb
    about granny smith apples, cored and sliced thin, divided ( about7 to 9 apples)
  • 1 c
    raisins, divided
  • 1 c
    sugar, divided
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground cinnamon, more or less to taste
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, melted, divided
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour

How to Make Real German Apple Strudel

Step-by-Step

  1. Dough:
    Mix flour, salt, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, buttery flavored shortening and eggs to soft consistency. Add flour a tiny bit at a time,if more is needed, until not sticky just tacky.Dough is ready if you can put your finger in the dough and it comes out clean and not sticky. Knead dough about 10 minutes. Do not over mix- dough will be tough. Divide dough into 3 equal parts. Grease bowls and put a piece of dough in each bowl,turning to grease top. Let set for about 1 hour covered.
  2. Peel apples. Butter 3- 9x13-inch cake pans any 3 pan as long as they have sides will do.( these strudel can be frozen unbaked or baked for 3 months).
  3. Mix the sour cream,sugar, vanilla and milk together in a medium bowl until gravy thin. Set aside. Next:
    Lay out a clean dish towel.Sprinkle with a bit of flour.Roll or stretch out 1 piece of the dough very, very thin as possible. About 1/8 inch thick(don't worry about edges,you can cut them off.
  4. Combine apples, raisins,sugar and cinnamon and mix well.
    Using a pastry brush spread 1/3 of the cream mixture on the dough.
    Using 1/3 of the apple mixture spoon mixture on one side of the dough the long side. Drizzle on some melted butter.
    Roll up like a jelly roll. Tuck in ends. Place in one of the prepared pans. Brush top with cream mixture,so top does not get crusty. Cut a few slits over top. Set aside.
    Repeat directions with the remaining doughs.
    Bake in 400^ oven for 10 minutes then reduce heat to 350^ and bake for about 45 minutes more.
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    REMEMBER THIS MAKE 3 STRUDEL SO YOU CAN FREEZE SOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS.- UP TO 3 MONTHS.

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About Real German Apple Strudel

Course/Dish: Pies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: German
Collection: A is for Apple




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