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Traditional Apple Strudel | Easy No-Bake Recipe

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Where I "met" apple strudel

Hi there! As I walked through the streets of Vienna, my nose was filled with the sweet aroma of freshly baked pastries. The sound of horses trotting and the chatter of locals and tourists filled the air, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. I couldn’t help but feel excited about the adventure that lay ahead – I was about to try Austrian apple strudel for the very first time.

I wandered into a small café, where the display case was overflowing with delicious-looking pastries. But my eyes were immediately drawn to the golden-brown strudels, filled with apples and dusted with powdered sugar. I placed my order and watched as the server carefully placed a generous slice of Austrian culinary tradition onto a delicate plate.

As I took my first bite, I was immediately struck by the contrast of textures – the crispy, flaky pastry and the soft, sweet apple filling. The warm cinnamon flavor mingled perfectly with the natural sweetness of the apples, and I savored each and every bite. As I ate, I could see the history and tradition of this dessert in every crumb – the hours of preparation, the careful folding of the pastry, and the pride of the bakers who had perfected their craft over generations.

As I finished my slice of strudel, I knew that this was a dessert I would never forget. The taste, the texture, and the experience of eating it in the heart of Vienna had all combined to create a truly memorable moment. From that day forward, whenever I think of apple strudel, I am transported back to that charming café in Vienna, where I discovered one of the world’s most beloved pastries.

Let’s do it!

Are you ready to embark on a sweet and delicious adventure in the world of baking? Today, we’re going to make an absolute classic – an apple strudel! Get ready to roll up your sleeves, dust off your apron, and let’s dive into this delightful recipe together. With its flaky pastry, juicy apple filling, and a sprinkle of cinnamon, this dessert is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Don’t worry if you’re new to baking – we’ll take it step by step, and before you know it, you’ll have a beautiful, golden brown apple strudel to show off. So, grab some fresh apples and let’s get started!

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How to make apple strudel


  • 4 medium apples – peeled, cored, and chopped
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • ½ (500 gm or 17.5 ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder

Do like this

apple strudel recipe simple to make tastes incredible min
  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C (400 degrees F).

  • Combine apples, 3/4 cup sugar, raisins, walnuts, and cinnamon in a large bowl for the filling.

  • Dust a flat work surface lightly with flour. Unroll puff pastry and sprinkle lightly with flour. Roll out slightly and mark into 3 equal sections. Spoon filling into the central section then fold over the section on the left and brush with egg. Fold the right section on top, just like a letter. Make shallow diagonal cuts in the top layer of the apple strudel. Brush with egg and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until apple strudel is puffed up and golden, 25 to 30 minutes.

Serving suggestions

Serve it with ice cream, custard, or cream, or have it as is – whatever you preference, it will taste amazing! Enjoy!

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