Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 25 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix apples with raisins, lemon rind, sugar, cinnamon, and almonds; set aside.
  2. Place 1 phyllo leaf on a kitchen towel and brush with melted butter.
  3. Place a second leaf on top and brush with butter again.
  4. Repeat until 5 leaves have been used, using about 1/2 cup of butter.
  5. Cook and stir bread crumbs with 1/4 cup of butter until lightly browned.
  6. Sprinkle 3/4 cup crumbs on the layered phyllo leaves.
  7. Mound 1/2 of the filling in a 3-inch strip along the narrow end of the phyllo, leaving a 2-inch border.
  8. Lift towel, using it to roll leaves over apples, jelly roll fashion.
  9. Brush top of the strudel with butter and sprinkle with 2 tbsp crumbs.
  10. Repeat the entire procedure for the second strudel.
  11. Bake the strudels at 400°F for 20 to 25 minutes, until browned.
  12. NOTE: Frozen phyllo leaves for strudel can be found at most supermarkets in the frozen foods sections.
Most Helpful

5 5

Wonderful, easy recipe. I added cinnamon and sugar to each phyllo layer along with the butter, and exchanged panko for the bread crumbs (very crispy). Also added a simple light glaze over the top. This recipe is a keeper. It actually makes 3 strudels. A huge hit at my dinner party. Thank you

5 5

I've tried many Apple Strudel recipes over the years and always been disappointed at the lack of taste. This was the exception! It's terrific! I used 4 large apples, peeled, cored and sliced. Because I like LOTS of flavour I tossed the slices in the juice of a lemon as well as adding the lemon rind. I had a handful of ground almonds left over, so I added them to the breadcrumbs and toasted the lot. Just watch Step 7 of the instructions in this recipe. To make two strudels you only put 1/2 the breadcrumbs on the first lot of pastry (not the whole 3/4 cup as stated), and the rest on the second strudel - and remember to reserve a few tablespoons for the crunchy topping. The strudels were really easy to make and rolled up with no problems at all. The taste was everything I could have wished for. Just delicious! I reheated slices of the strudel in the microwave for a minute or so with no ill effects on the pastry. Thank you!

4 5

Delicious stuff! My first time using phyllo pastry, and a resounding success! Used only 1/2 cup of sugar but otherwise followed the recipe. I also find that the thinner the apple slices the better the strudel! Thank you truebrit!