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Apple Strudel

30 Minutes

16 Servings


This apple strudel recipe adds raisins, lemon rind, almonds, and spices for a sweet, complex taste.

Apple Strudel


  • Mix apples with raisins, lemon rind, sugar, cinnamon, and almonds.

  • Place 1 phyllo leaf on a towel and brush with melted butter.

  • Place a second leaf on top and brush with butter.

  • Repeat until 5 leaves have been used, using about 1/2 cup of butter.

  • Cook and stir bread crumbs in a pan with 1/4 cup of butter until lightly browned.

  • Sprinkle 3/4 cup crumbs on the layered phyllo leaves.

  • Mound 1/2 of the filling in a 3-inch strip along the narrow end of the phyllo, leaving a 2-inch border.

  • Lift towel, using it to roll leaves over apples, jelly-roll fashion.

  • Brush top of the strudel with butter and sprinkle with 2 tbsp crumbs.

  • Repeat the entire procedure for the second strudel.

  • Bake the strudels at 400°F for 20 to 25 minutes, until browned.

How to make


  • 6 cups of tart apples, sliced

  • 3/4 cup raisins

  • 1 grated lemon rind

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 2 tsp cinnamon

  • 3/4 cup ground almonds

  • 8 ounces thawed phyllo pastry

  • 1 3/4 cups melted butter

  • 1 cup finely crushed breadcrumbs

  • Confectioner’s sugar for topping

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