Classic apple strudel

A timeless classic – sweet, full of fruits and light at the same time.


Difficulty: Hard

Time: 45 min. preparation time, 20 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 398 / Protein 6g / Carbohydr. 54g / Fat 17g

Ingredients (4 servings)

180 gall-purpose flour
3 tbspvegetable oil
80 mllukewarm water
400 gapples (e.g. Granny Smith)
1 tbspalmond slices
2 tbspalmonds (ground)
1 tspvanilla sugar
2 tbspraisins
2 clrum
30 gmelted butter
1 pinchgingerbread spice


baking tin, pastry brush, clean kitchen towel, oven, baking paper, 2 small bowls, large bowl, cooking spoon, cutting board, knife, rolling pin

Wine Tip

Kerner Kabinett, 2012
The pleasant tartness and light residual sugar of this crisp white wine from the Kerner grape harmonizes very well with the fruity apple and raison aroma. Ideal temperature is 9 – 11°C/50°F.

Step 1

Classic apple strudel

Soak the raisins in rum. Put the flour, along with a pinch of salt, on the work surface. Create a trough in the flour and pour in the oil and the water. Use your hands to knead into a pliable dough.

small bowl

2 tbsp raisins / 2 cl rum / 180 g all-purpose flour / 3 tbsp vegetable oil / 80 ml water / salt

Step 2

Classic apple strudel

Now, place the dough in a bowl, cover with a kitchen towel, and leave it to rest in a warm place for approx. 25 – 30 min.

kitchen towel, small bowl

Step 3

Classic apple strudel

Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 350°F. Then, peel and core the apples, halve them lengthwise, and cut them into thin slices.

oven, cutting board, knife

400 g apple

Step 4

Classic apple strudel

Mix apple slices, almond slices, vanilla sugar, soaked raisins, and a pinch of gingerbread spice together in a bowl.

large bowl, cooking spoon

1 tbsp almond slices / 1 tsp vanilla sugar / 1 pinch gingerbread spice

Step 5

Classic apple strudel

Place the dough on a kitchen towel dusted with flour and, using the rolling pin, roll it out as much as possible. Then, use your hands to carefully pull out the dough, until it is paper thin.

clean kitchen towel, rolling pin

Step 6

Classic apple strudel

Distribute the ground almonds evenly onto the strudel dough. Then, place the apple mixture onto the bottom part of the strudel.

2 tbsp almonds

Step 7

Classic apple strudel

Using the kitchen towel, carefully fold the dough around the apple mixture.

Step 8

Classic apple strudel

After every fold, brush with melted butter. Repeat this process until the whole strudel is unrolled. Cut the excess dough away from the edges. Make sure the joint is facing down and then use the kitchen towel to place into a suitably sized baking tin .

pastry brush

25 g melted butter

Step 9

Classic apple strudel

Baste the top with melted butter, place immediately into a preheated oven at 180°C/ 350°F, and bake for approx. 20 – 25 min. until golden. Dust with confectioner’s sugar and serve with vanilla sauce.

pastry brush

5 g melted butter