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Rustic Apple Strudel

This apple strudel recipe doesn't use a traditional pastry, it's almost like a biscuit recipe wrapped around delicious cinnamon coated apples. Along with the glaze, this is just delicious!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 6
Author: Jamie Lundstrom - So Much Better With Age


For the pastry:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cold cut into chunks
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 tbsp butter, softened

For the filling:

  • 2 apples
  • 2-3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

For the glaze:

  • 1/2 cup icing (powdered) sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2-3 tbsp milk


Make the pastry:

  • Preheat oven to 350 deg F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix flour, baking powder and sugar together in a large bowl.
  • Cut in butter with a pastry blender.
  • Add milk and stir until just combined and form into a ball with your hands. 
  • Flatten and shape into a rectangle onto a floured surface and roll out into a rectangle. Cut the excess dough off with a knife to make into a rectangle.
  • Spread 1 tablespoon of butter over dough.
  • Cut slits into dough on either side leaving space in the middle for the filling.

Make the filling:

  • Peel, core and slice apples and coat with sugar and cinnamon.
  • Pour into centre of the dough.
  • Criss cross cut slits over the apple mixture.
  • Using 2 flippers, transfer strudel onto parchment and bake for 20-25 min until golden brown.

Make the glaze:

  • Mix icing sugar, vanilla and milk together. 
  • Pour over strudel once cool.