my grandma's apple strudel

★★★★★ 76 Reviews
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By Heidi Edwards
from Longview, WA

My family has made this for a while and I love it. I lost the recipe and tried another kinda like it on a magazine site but it wasn't the same. Finally got the recipe again from my family and wanna post it so I never lose it again... Hope you enjoy. Feel free to add your own pics and give feedback :) This is my grandma's recipe passed down & I am sorry I do not make it any other way because this is the way I like it. My father before he passed away would make this for me a lot! It brings back a lot of memories to me and I wouldn't want to make it any other way...

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Scrummy apple strudel in a snap! We love both the technique and flavor found in this sweet recipe. Brew up some coffee and enjoy! This apple strudel recipe is delicious enough to be a savory dessert and filling enough for a breakfast treat.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 76 Reviews
serves 10-12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For my grandma's apple strudel

  • APPLE FILLING
  • 6 c
    apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • CRUST
  • 3 3/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 1 1/2 c
    shortening
  • 2
    eggs yolks plus water to equal 1 cup, reserve 1 egg white
  • ICING/FROSTING
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    milk or light cream (approximately)
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make my grandma's apple strudel

  • Apples, sugar, flour, and cinnamon combined in a bowl.
    1
    Mix apple slices, sugar, 1/2 cup flour and 1 tsp cinnamon for the filling. Set aside.
  • Pie crust ingredients mixed together.
    2
    Mix the remaining ingredients for pie crust, reserving 1 egg white.
  • Dough divided into two pieces.
    3
    Divide dough in two pieces.
  • Half of the dough rolled out into a pan.
    4
    Roll out 1/2 of the dough to fit a 10x15 inch jelly roll pan with sides.
  • Pouring apples onto the dough.
    5
    Cover with apple mixture.
  • Second piece of crust placed on top of the apples.
    6
    Roll out top crust. Cover with top crust.
  • Brushing the crust with egg white.
    7
    Brush top with egg white.
  • Two slits cut into the top of the crust.
    8
    Slit crust.
  • Strudel baking in the oven.
    9
    Bake at 350 for 45-60 min.
  • Preparing the icing for the strudel.
    10
    For the icing, mix 1 cup powdered sugar and 1/2 tsp vanilla with enough cream or milk to make a thin frosting.
  • Icing spread over the apple strudel.
    11
    Mix well and spread over hot crust.
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