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apple strudel

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Lynette !
Gulf Breeze, FL

This recipe takes some time, but it is worth it. This is an Austrian Apple Strudel and is an old heirloom recipe.

(2 ratings)
yield 1 strudel
prep time 1 Hr 45 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For apple strudel

  • 3 c
    bread flour
  • 1
  • 1/2 c
    unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 3/4 c
    cold water
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • 1 Tbsp
    heavy cream
  • 1/2 c
    golden raisins
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
    unsalted butter
  • 3/4 c
    coarse white bread crumbs
  • 1 lb
    golden delicious apples
  • 1
    lemon, zest and juice
  • 1/4 c
    hazelnuts, lightly chopped and toasted
  • 1/3 c
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 c
    unsalted butter, cold and cubed

How To Make apple strudel

  • 1
    Make the dough: Place all the ingredients except for the water, the beaten egg, and the cream into the bowl of a stand mixer with a hook attached. Mix everything together on low speed until well incorporated for about 2 minutes.
  • 2
    Turn the speed up to medium and start adding the water very slowly. Keep working the dough on medium speed until it becomes very smooth and elastic. Cover the bowl and let the dough rest for 1 hour.
  • 3
    Make the Filling: Put the raisins in a small bowl and heat the for about 20 seconds in the microwave. Add the rum and let the raisins soak for a while.
  • 4
    Melt the 1/4 cup butter in a skillet over medium heat and add the bread crumbs. Toss everything together until the bread gets golden and toasted but not brown. Set aside to cool.
  • 5
    Peel and core the apples. Cut them into very thin slices. Mix the apples in a bowl with the hazelnuts, raisins soaked in rum, cinnamon, toasted bread crumbs, the zest and juice of the lemon, the sugar, and the cold cubed unsalted butter.
  • 6
    Preheat the oven to 375°. Cover a baking sheet with a lightly buttered piece of parchment paper.
  • 7
    Once the dough has rested for 1 hour, take it out and place it on a floured big kitchen towel. If you prefer, you can cut the dough into 4 equal pieces and make 4 mini strudels to make it easier. This will make it much easier to roll. Roll the dough out into a very thin rectangular sheet. Put the filling on one of the long edges of the dough and use the towel to lift and roll the dough into a log. Tuck in the ends of the log and transfer to the prepared baking sheet.
  • 8
    Combine the beaten egg and tablespoon of heavy cream. Brush the top of the strudel with this mixture. Bake the strudel for 45 minutes or until the top becomes nice and golden in color.
  • 9
    Serve warm with some vanilla ice cream or top with powdered sugar and whipped cream. Enjoy!!