A savory take on the classic strudel, this recipe combines sausage, apples, rice, and Cheddar cheese in a puff pastry for the ultimate comfort food.



Recipe Summary

20 mins
40 mins
1 hr
2 stuffed pastries


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage in the hot skillet for about 3 minutes. Add onion and continue cooking until sausage is browned and crumbly, about 3 minutes more. Drain and discard grease.

  • Add 3/4 of the Cheddar cheese, apples, and rice to the sausage in the skillet. Beat 1 egg in a bowl and add to the skillet. Mix well; add salt and black pepper.

  • Unroll 1 sheet of puff pastry on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle 1/2 the remaining Cheddar cheese down the middle and top with 1/2 the meat mixture. Cut the sides of the pastry into strips and braid them together over the filling. Pinch ends to close. Repeat with remaining puff pastry, cheese, and meat mixture.

  • Beat remaining egg in a bowl and brush onto both stuffed pastries.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Be sure to start defrosting the puff pastry 40 minutes before you plan to use it.

Nutrition Facts

521 calories; protein 19g; carbohydrates 28.7g; fat 36.8g; cholesterol 88.7mg; sodium 877.6mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
The fellas in my household really liked this! What's not to like, with all that cheese? I served if for dinner with some fresh steamed broccoli. Since it's very rich, a simple side appealed to me. I made no substitutions, and followed the recipe to a "T". Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I omitted the rice and added more apple slices, but did everything else the recipe called for. My husband loved it!! Read More