Virtual Food & Wine Festival – Apple Strudel

Germany Apple Strudel - DisneyDayByDay

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Germany Apple Farm-1 DisneyDayByDayIt’s fall and every year we head out to our local apple farm to ride out into the apple trees and pick some tree fresh apples.   As we sampled the many varieties and picked the apples we often think about how we are going to use all the apples we pick.  This year I knew that some were going to make up the apple strudel that we love so much in Germany.   I searched the internet and found the recipe at AllEars – you can visit the site and see the recipe shared below here.

First gather all the ingredients, luckily there is nothing out of the ordinary so you might not even have to make a trip to the grocery store.

What do I need for the dough:Germany Apple Strudel 9- DisneyDayByDay

½ cup bread flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 (one) egg yolk
¼ cup warm water
2 teaspoons vegetable oil

 What do I need for the apple filling:Germany Apple Strudel 1- DisneyDayByDay

2 pounds apples, sliced
½ cup melted butter
4 tablespoons toasted breadcrumbs
¼ cup raisins
4 tablespoons granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon cinnamon

How to pull it all together

First we make the dough

Germany Apple Strudel Dough - DisneyDayByDay. Mix together the bread flour, all purpose flour, and salt in a mixing bowl using the dough hook on a mixer.

2. Slowly add the egg yolks, oil and warm water on medium speed until the dough pulls away from the side of the bowl, but slightly sticks to the bottom of the bowl.

3. Remove from the mixing bowl and place in a sealed container covering with vegetable oil.

4. Place dough in refrigerator overnight.  (We tried this and didn’t like how hard the dough was to work after being in the refrigerator overnight, so we made a fresh dough and continued on with the recipe)

Adding the apple mix to the dough

Germany Apple Strudel Dough with Apples- DisneyDayByDay5. Remove from refrigerator and gently wipe off the excess oil from the dough. For best results, place a clean, lint free towel on the kitchen counter and gently pull the dough with your hands until the dough is paper thin, shaping into a rectangle.

6. Once you have stretched out the dough, place 3 tablespoons of the breadcrumbs on the long end of the dough closest to you approximately 3 inches wide.

7. Mix together apples and raisings and place on top of bread crumbs. Mix together sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over apple mixture. Sprinkle remaining breadcrumbs over apple mixture.

8. With a pastry brush, brush melted butter on the dough that is exposed.

9. Grabbing the towel with the side where the apple mixture, roll the dough to the other end making sure that the apple mixture inside is even. Brush the outside of the dough with more of the melted butter.

10. Bake at 400ºF degrees for approximately 25 to 30 minutes or until dough is golden brown.Germany Apple Strudel 3- DisneyDayByDay

11. Let cool at room temperature for approximately 30 to 45 minutes, then slice with a serrated knife into 8 equal portions.


Overall we loved our apple strudel, the one thing I think it is missing is some spice or added flavor to the filling.   It seems a bit bland to me, but once mixed with ice cream anything tastes good!

Germany Apple Strudel 2- DisneyDayByDay

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  • Yummy Sean! Thanks for sharing this recipe, you are all making me really want to head to Disney for the Food & Wine Festival.

  • When can I come over?! My son is an apple pie fiend, so I think I might surprise him with this when he comes home from college next time. I MAY cheat and use frozen dough. 😉 The toasted bread crumbs are a surprise; I imagine that acts as a binder? Sounds as though we will have ice cream on hand. “Just in case” Sean!

  • Love it, and I can’t wait to make. Thanks for sharing, I love anything with apples in it and especially ala mode.

  • Wow does that look yummy! I love apples so I’m pinning this for later 🙂

  • Oh yum!! I love apple anything and I know my family would love this recipe too. I’ll have to give it a try. And I’ll make sure I have ice cream with it as well. A nice sweet taste for the tart apples. Oh I can’t wait!

  • This sounds delicious! I was thinking about getting a bag of apples from Trader Joe’s the other day, but I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to use all of the apples before they went bad. I might just have to go back and get a bag now that I know what to do with all of those apples!

  • This looks so delicious and not too difficult. Can you get the apple strudel at the Germany pavilion all of the time?

  • Oh my this sounds delicious! I’m going to have to adapt the recipe to be gluten free, but I’m definitely going to give it a try!

  • Looks delicious and a great way to use up the apple we have from apple picking!