Apple Strudel A.k.a. Apple Potica

Recipe by Potluck

Thin pastry crust filled with thinly sliced apples. We Finlanders in Northern Minnesota call it Apple Potica. Once you've made it, your family will ask for it again and again.

Top Review by barbhest_13154027

This dough is wonderful and so much easier to make than the one I have been making for years from my Slovenian cookbook. Forgot my cookbook at my other house so was looking on the internet for a recipe. So many use fillo dough which I didn't want to do. I did add a tsp. of cider vinegar to the egg, water, and oil mixture. I think it makes it easier to stretch. Also I always let the dough sit covered with saran wrap for at least an hour in a warm place before stretching. Changed the filling a bit. I cut the sugar to one half cup and added about one half cup graham cracker crumbs. Also I add vanilla and nutmeg to the filling. Tastes wonderful!!! This will be my dough recipe from now on.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix flour and salt.
  2. Combine water, egg and oil.
  3. Add flour until dough forms.
  4. Knead 10 minutes until satiny.
  5. If dough is sticky add more flour.
  6. Stretch dough paper thin to about 45x50 inch on floured cloth.
  7. Mix apples with leftover ingredients.I use red delicious apples).
  8. Spread on pastry.
  9. Roll as a jelly roll,tuck ends close.
  10. Place on Pam sprayed cookie sheet.
  11. Bake 350°F for 1 hour.
  12. Note- This isn't as difficult to make as you may think. And once you've made it, becomes easier.
  13. Note- I didn't list a prep time ,because if you have a food processor for slicing and a kitchen aid for kneading.You've got it made in no time. But, if you have to slice by hand and knead by hand it will take a while longer -- But, well worth the time. Ummm Good -- .

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