This Apple Strudel is quick to make, pretty, and delicious and the dessert really requires no baking expertise! I can make this strudel without a recipe, so that says something. Your friends and family will love it.
Just for fun, sprinkle a handful of white raisins or chopped walnuts, or both, on top of the apple filling before rolling up and baking,
Degree of Difficulty
3appleGranny Smith applespeeled
5sheetsphyllo pastry sheets defrosted according to package directions (also known as Filo)
1 tbspnmelted butter for brushing the pastry (or vegetable spray)
1-2tbspndry bread crumbs or panko
Gather all ingredients before starting recipe.
Pre heat oven to 375°
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Peel apples and grate on either a box grater or mandolin.
Layer 5 sheets of phyllo pastry, brushing each sheet with melted butter or spraying with vegetable spray, before placing the next layer on top of the previous layer.
Sprinkle dry bread crumbs or panko on about 1/3 of the final layer.
Squeeze the juice from a handful of apples then spread the apples on about 1/3 of the phyllo sheet on top of the bread crumbs. Leaving about an inch border on either side of the apple filling. Continue spreading the grated apples across the phyllo, mounding the apples to about a 2" height.
Sprinkle the apples with cinnamon and sugar.
Fold the edges toward the center, and using the parchment paper and rolling away from you. Roll the pastry around the apples.
Place the roll, seam side down on the parchment paper.
Bake for 40 minutes, or until golden, in a 375° degree oven.