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Mock Apple Strudel

“On Saturdays, Mom would pack us five kids into the car, and we’d drive into the country looking for wild apple trees alongside the road. With the apples we picked, she’d bake this strudel, our traditional fall Sunday-morning breakfast.” —Beth Dauenhauer, Pueblo, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 3/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 3 cups chopped tart apples
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fat-free milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chopped nuts, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, 2 tablespoons sugar and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 8-10 times.
  • Roll out into a 14x10-in. rectangle. Brush with melted butter. Top with apples; sprinkle with cinnamon and remaining sugar.
  • Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seams to seal. Place on a parchment-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 425° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from pan to a wire rack. In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla; drizzle over warm strudel. Sprinkle with nuts if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 200 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 239mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • jennyneels
    Jan 10, 2012

    No comment left

  • abbyelliemom
    Nov 20, 2011

    This was delicious and easy to make! It was a great Sunday morning family breakfast.

  • shelbsyd
    Oct 3, 2011

    Question. When I make items like this, I don't have time in the morning, how would you store this? Wrapped in plastic wrap or foil? Would you put the glaze on at night or just before you would serve it? My pastries always come out flaky then the next day they soften. I hate that!

  • fastquilter56
    Sep 26, 2011

    Easy to make. Delicious. Make sure you chop the apples very finely or grate with grater. The glaze is too heavy. I would half it next time. Warm with a little ice cream ws excellent. I didn't both with the nuts.

  • BdaleNative
    Sep 25, 2011

    No one knew it wasn't made with applesEasy to make also!

  • puppydogfeet
    Sep 25, 2011

    No comment left

  • Retireesintexas
    Sep 22, 2011

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  • Mary.Anne
    Sep 22, 2011

    I thought is was excellent. Easy to make. I halved the recipe so all that are worried about the butter, lighten up. Not that much really and half reciple made a good size portion that was devoured. I agreee, add some whole wheat flour if you chose. This recipe is great.

  • herbiedog
    Sep 22, 2011

    Very easy to make but looks fancy and even my pickiest child loved it.

  • shoeprints5
    Sep 22, 2011

    This is incredibly yummy! It just about melts in your mouth. Just make sure you don't roll the dough to thin as it wants to fall apart. Absolutely wonderful!