Any dessert with baked apples is always so comforting! When I baked my first strudel recipe (fresh cherry strudel), I immediately wanted to try it with other fruit fillings since it was so easy to make. This apple strudel is sort of like a healthier apple pie all wrapped up in a thin multi-layered crust. It goes great as a breakfast pastry, or as a light dessert. I skipped sprinkling confectioners’ sugar on top, but this is a great way to decorate the finished product just before serving! You can enjoy it hot or cold. I added some Cinnamon Spiced Almonds by NatureBox, which added some great flavor. The crunchiness of the chopped almonds go perfectly with the soft baked apples inside.
I am finally settling back into life post-vacation, but the past few days have been really busy for me. I know I promised to share a few pics, hopefully I will have time to look at them this weekend and post some. I just started my new rotation in hospital operations, which is really interesting and I am learning a lot so far. Last night I went on a run with Fabi, and it felt so great to exercise again (I only swam once during our week-long vacation eeek). After eating out everyday during our vacation, I went to the grocery store and bought tons of fruit and vegetables so I can get myself back to healthy eating! Now if I can just kick this awful coffee habit…oh but it goes so well with this apple strudel!!!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp granulated sugar
- 5 tbsp cold water
- 1 tbsp butter, melted
- Add flour, oil, granulated sugar and salt to a standalone mixer and mix on low with a paddle attachment (can also use a wooden spoon).
- Add water 1 tbsp at a time while mixing until a dough forms. Add more water as needed. Dough should clean sides of the bowl.
- Switch to a hook attachment and knead for 5 minutes (you can also knead the dough by hand for 10 minutes). Remove and knead by hand 2 minutes on a floured surface.
- Gather dough into a ball and wrap with plastic wrap. Let stand 30 minutes at room temperature.
- While dough is resting, chop the apples and mix together with the brown sugar and spices in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Once dough is set, roll out onto a large floured cutting board as thin as possible into a rectangle.
- Making sure the horizontal side is facing you, add the apple filling to the bottom ⅓ of the rectangle.
- Sprinkle the almonds on top, then tightly roll the filling up, rolling away from your body. Seal by rubbing water into the dough crease.
- Form into a crescent shape and place onto an ungreased baking sheet. Brush the top with melted butter.
- Bake for 25 minutes, then remove from the oven and cool for 10 before cutting and serving.
See this post on the NatureBox blog!