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.

Quick Apple Strudel

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Hungarian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Degree of Difficulty : Easy
Servings: 24 slices
Tip : 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,


  • 3 whole Granny Smith apples peeled
  • 3 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 sheets filo pastry defrosted according to package directions (also known as Filo)
  • 1 tbsp melted butter for brushing the pastry (or vegetable spray) for brushing the pastry (or vegetable spray)
  • 1-2 tbsp dry bread crumbs or panko
  • 1 whole lemon juiced
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar


  • Gather all ingredients before starting recipe.
  • Pre heat oven to 375F°
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Peel 3 whole Granny Smith apples and grate on either a box grater or mandolin.
  • Layer 3 sheets filo pastry , brushing each sheet with melted butter or spray with vegetable spray, before placing the next layer on top of the previous layer.
  • Sprinkle 1-2 tbsp dry bread crumbs or panko on about 1/3 of the last sheet of filo.
  • Sprinkle juice of 1 whole lemon over a handful of apples then spread the apples on about 1/3 of the filo sheet on top of the bread crumbs. Leave about an inch border on either side of the apple filling. Continue spreading the grated apples across the filo, mounding the apples to about a 2" height.
  • Sprinkle the apples with 3 1/2 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon.
  • Fold the edges toward the center, and using the parchment paper, roll away from you.
  • Place the roll, seam side down on the parchment paper. Using a sarated knife, cut slices in the roll, but do not cut all the way through.
  • Bake for 40 minutes, or until golden, in a 375°F oven.
  • Allow to cool. Cut the roll into slices, transfer to a nice platter. Add 2 tbsp powdered sugar to a fine sieve and sprinkle the powdered sugar over the slices.

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