Using prepared puff pastry makes baking this apple strudel a little easier and quicker than some of the more 'traditional' recipes! You can serve this hot or cold. It's delicious topped with cream!

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
8
Max Servings:
8
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly dust a working surface with flour. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

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  • On your prepared work surface, join the two sheets of puff pastry by their short edges to make a long rectangle. Brush water along edges and press down gently with fingertips to seal.

  • Mix the apple slices, cinnamon, brown sugar, almonds, and butterscotch chips together in a bowl until evenly combined; spoon the mixture onto one of the long edges of the pastry. Fold one side of pastry over the mixture and roll into a long strudel. Make sure to seal at both ends. Brush pastry with melted butter; make two-inch diagonal slits the length of the strudel with a sharp knife. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Sprinkle the sugar over the top of the strudel and return to oven until the pasty is golden brown and flaky, another 15 to 20 minutes.

Tips

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the flour used for dusting. The actual amount of the flour consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

474.2 calories; 5.78 g protein; 49.98 g carbohydrates; 3.88 g dietary-fiber; 16.59 g sugars; 28.36 g fat; 8.32 g saturated-fat; 3.82 mg cholesterol; 84.75 IU vitamin-a-iu; 4.02 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.06 mg vitamin-b6; 3.91 mg vitamin-c; 57.77 mcg folate; 27.08 mg calcium; 2.08 mg iron; 25.65 mg magnesium; 165.77 mg potassium; 169.41 mg sodium; 0.27 mg thiamin; 255.25 calories-from-fat; 41 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 53 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 4 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 15 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat


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joyfullnoize
09/27/2011
Absolutely fantastic! I loved it! The taste of the puff pastry is so light and flaky and the inside of apples/cinnamon etc. made for a very tasty strudel. I have never made a strudel before but the directions were very simple and easy to follow. I waited until my strudel was of room temperature to try it and it tasted heavenly. I now wish i had made 2 or 3 of them to put in the freezer for a rainy day. Will make an excellent breakfast treat or a quick snack when home from work. If you are looking for a very simple strudel recipie try this one. I don't think you will be disappointed. NOTE: I only used four small apples instead of 6. I think 6 apples would have been way too many. Four apples seemed to work perfectly. Thank you Melody for a wonderful recipie.
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MELISSV01
09/26/2011
Fantastic "cheaters" recipe! I agree with the first user that 6 apples were wayyy too much. I used around 3 although a lot of the "juice" leaked out and led to a slightly less ideal pastry to apple ratio. Next time I'll have to be sure to REALLY seal the pastry edges to seal in the filling. Additionally I didn't have butterscotch chips but substituted dried cherries which was delightful.
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joyfullnoize
09/27/2011
Absolutely fantastic! I loved it! The taste of the puff pastry is so light and flaky and the inside of apples/cinnamon etc. made for a very tasty strudel. I have never made a strudel before but the directions were very simple and easy to follow. I waited until my strudel was of room temperature to try it and it tasted heavenly. I now wish i had made 2 or 3 of them to put in the freezer for a rainy day. Will make an excellent breakfast treat or a quick snack when home from work. If you are looking for a very simple strudel recipie try this one. I don't think you will be disappointed. NOTE: I only used four small apples instead of 6. I think 6 apples would have been way too many. Four apples seemed to work perfectly. Thank you Melody for a wonderful recipie.
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Denise Codlin Waldron
03/14/2011
Fantastic! Very easy to make with lots of flavour. I did not have the nuts so I doubled the butterscotch chips. There were too many apples though and I will cut them down next time to about 3.
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MELISSV01
09/26/2011
Fantastic "cheaters" recipe! I agree with the first user that 6 apples were wayyy too much. I used around 3 although a lot of the "juice" leaked out and led to a slightly less ideal pastry to apple ratio. Next time I'll have to be sure to REALLY seal the pastry edges to seal in the filling. Additionally I didn't have butterscotch chips but substituted dried cherries which was delightful.
(12)
Grandma Lizzy
10/03/2011
This is a good basic recipe for quick strudel. My family enjoyed it and it didn't take the whole day to make! I made the recipe as written but used caramel ice cream syrup instead of the butterscotch chips. Gives it a richer flavor and more even sweetness it also doesn't have lumps of chips if you serve it cold.
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Lasha
10/02/2011
Lost this recipe many moons ago which my family so enjoyed. Thanks for posting it... what a gift. This may be "Cheater's" Apple Strudel but it tastes like Non-cheaters!. It's a fantastic fast easy satisfying recipe to make and serve. Thanks again Melody!
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Melanie
10/21/2011
I loved this quick and simple recipe. I forgot to put the sugar on the top of the strudel so I made an almond glaze and drizzled that on top instead. It was a nice touch.....Stir together 1/2 cup confectioners sugar 1 T milk 1/2 tsp. almond extract. When partly cooled drizzle on top of strudel.
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clara
03/06/2012
This strudel is totally awesome. I made half of the amount. Sprinkled a bit of flour with my apples so that the juice will thicken while baking. I didn't have any chips or almonds unfortunately...Before baking i spread some egg yolk on the surface of the strudel to give it a lovely brown. My bf loved it! Thanks alot!
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jessikajames1234
10/21/2018
Threw this together to take to Oma's house for breakfast...she loved it! Instead of topping it with sugar I made a vanilla sugar glaze drizzled it on top and added sliced almonds - so pretty! And yummy!
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gailyt
10/05/2014
Ok so was in a pinch for an Oktoberfest dessert last night. Made this wonderfully easy dessert and won FIRST place in the dessert contest!!! Yeah! Sadly didn't get a picture but looked beautiful! Will definitely make this again!