I love this German Strudel recipe also known as Apfelstrudel because it's so darn simple. The flaky crust and creamy apples inside make this a perfect Sunday morning breakfast treat. Check out the recipe below to see how to make apple strudel with puff pastry.
The Shopping List
- Refrigerated Puff Pastry sheet, I use the Pepperidge Farm brand, it always turns out nice and flaky, it's affordable and easy to find at the local supermarket.
- Fresh Apples: I always these in my house and I have used tart green apples, pink lady, fuji's, Braeburn's, really whatever your favorite apple, use it.
- Orange Marmalade: You notice I don't add any sugar because the marmalade gives the apple strudel just enough sweetness.
- Ground Cinnamon: You might already have this in your pantry
- Lemon Juice: I always have fresh lemons around for lemon water, but you could use bottled lemon juice without any noticeable difference.
This German Apple Strudel or Apfelstrudel recipe lends itself well to variations and substitutions.
- Try substituting pears and blackberry jam.
- or adding dried cranberries or rains to the apples.
- you can even make this strudel recipe with just a simple layer of apricot jam.
How to store apple strudel
The strudel can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 days, just cover loosely with either a plastic or aluminum foil wrap. Store in refrigerator to extend a couple of days.