Apple Strudel

This recipe is just straight up, no kidding, really good. Apples, brown sugar, a few spices all wrapped in flakey puffed pastry. Yep, that’s pretty much it.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Donya | asouthernsoul.com

Ingredients

  • 1 granny smith apple - peeled and chopped
  • 1 apple crisp apple - peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 sheets thawed puffed pastry
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unseasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium size bowl, add apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar and salt. Toss together coating apples with dry ingredients. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Prepare a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • On a floured surface, roll out each puffed pastry into a large rectangle.
  • Combine brown and white sugar with bread crumbs. Divide mixture in half and sprinkle down the center of each pastry.
  • Place half of apple mixture in the center of each pastry on top of sugar blend. 
  • Gently fold long edge of pastry over apples then roll to close the bundle. Pinch edge and ends to seal. 
  • Place apple bundles on lined sheet tray. Mix egg and water together then brush over pastry. With a sharp knife, cut slits in strudel to allow ventilation.
  • Place pan in oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes until crust and golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and cool on a baking rack. Dust with powdered sugar and serve.