Classic Apple Strudel

Klassischer Apfelstrudel

When I showed you in my stories on Instagram how I made this strudel, so many of you asked for the recipe and how I did it, so this is it! A classic apple strudel with some streusel or crumbs. I know that strudel dough can be intimidating, it was also for me, but like with everything, practice makes perfect. My first strudel looked very different, it had a lot of thick parts and I had so many wholes in it. But one of the good things of strudel is that the main event is the filling anyway, so even if your dough is not perfect, it does not matter that much because the dough is so thin and only is there to hold together the fruit filling or whatever you are going with.

This recipes has the apples covered with some streusel or crumbs. If you don’t like that, you can leave them out, that is up to you. I personally love streusel, so I find they will make this strudel extra delicious. I am going to show you in this video how I actually make the strudel. One of the main things of strudel is that you need to knead it long enough for the gluten to develop. As you want to stretch out the dough paperthin, be sure to beat your dough if you need it by hand. If you use a machine, make sure to need for at least ten minutes. The dough should be shiny at the end. Once you start stretching it, I recommend working from the middle of the dough outwards, otherwise you will get holes. I definitely got better every time. This time was my best so far, but I am sure I can improve even more.

Classic Apple Strudel

Serves: One strudel
Prep Time: 45min Cooking Time: 45min Total Time: 1hr 30min

This classic apple strudel is made with strudel dough, apples, and crumbs. Simple, yet so yummy!


  • Strudel Dough
  • 80 grams of warm water
  • 15 grams of canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar
  • A large pinch of salt
  • 145 grams of bread flour or high-gluten flour

  • Filling
  • 1kg of tart apples
  • 75 grams of all-purpose flour
  • 50 grams of ground almonds or almond flour
  • 60 grams of brown sugar
  • 60 grams of butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 50 grams of butter for brushing
  • Icing sugar for dusting



Place all the ingredients for the dough into a large bowl and either knead by hand or with the hook attachment for about ten minutes, the dough should be fairly sticky and shiny and needs this amount of time for the gluten to develop its powers. If kneading by hand, slap on the table in between kneading.


Wash another bowl with warm water, dry thoroughly and put about a teaspoon of oil in it. Place the dough inside, cover and let rest for at least half an hour. You can have it rest at room temperature overnight.


Meanwhile for the filling peel and chore the apples and cut into cubes. Create crumbs with the flour, almonds, sugar, butter, and cinnamon separately and chill until ready. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line one baking sheet with parchment paper.


Now take out the dough, place on a large tea towel, which you should flour. Also flour your rolling pin and your hands. Roll out the dough into a rectangle. Then take off all rings of your fingers and stretch the dough, you should be able to see the tea towel below. The best is to start from the middle and work your way outwards. The dough should have the size of the tea towel, roughly of 40x70cm. Trimm off edges if they are still too thick.


Place the prepared apples and streusel on the dough, leaving an edge of at least 2 cm all around, I also like to only fill about 3/4 of the rectangle as when rolling up the filling will spread. Fold the edges on top of the filling and start rolling up using the tea towel below. Place the strudel on the prepared baking sheet (I do this still in the tea towel and slide it on) and brush with some melted butter. I recommend brushing the strudel at least two times during baking. Bake for about 35-40min or until golden. Either serve still warm or cold dusted with some icing sugar.

There are two more strudel recipes on the blog, one plum strudel and one apple strudel with cream, check them out!

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    Zaun Sandra
    Saturday September 9th, 2023 at 09:55 PM

    Your detailed instructions and mouthwatering photos make it seem so approachable and irresistible. I can almost smell the warm, cinnamon-infused apples just by reading your post. Thank you for sharing this delightful dessert idea; it’s a must-try for anyone looking to savor the flavors of autumn. I’m excited to bake this and indulge in a slice of homemade comfort!

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