Recipe by A Messy Cook
Scrumptious strudel...the filling is divine, and the flaky pastry crust is amazing. Prep time is an estimate and does not include chilling pastry overnight.
Top Review by Catfish Jimmy
I can't believe that nobody else reviewed this. This is the easiest and tastiest strudel. My dad goes on and on about how great this is and how it's just like my grandmother's. And it's nowhere close to the headache of her recipe. I've won throw downs with this, one 7-0 with 7 judges. The worst thing I can say is that you'll gain 20 pounds by reading the recipe. Awesome Messy Cook! And I've learned to keep the kitchen a little cleaner as I go. But this is my go to recipe when I want to show off.
- 1 cup cold butter
- 2 cups flour
- 8 ounces sour cream
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups plain breadcrumbs
- 1⁄4 cup butter, melted
- 4 baking apples, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Directions See How It's Made
- For pastry, cut chilled butter into flour until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; add sour cream and salt, mixing well.
- Shape dough into ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight.
- For filling, combine breadcrumbs and melted butter; add apples, sugar, and cinnamon, mixing well.
- Divide chilled dough into thirds and turn onto floured surface; roll each portion into 15x12 inch rectangle.
- Spoon filling evenly onto each piece of dough and spread to within 1 inch of edges.
- Roll dough up from one long side, and pinch seams and ends to seal.
- Place the three strudels seam side down on a baking sheet or in a large baking dish.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes, or until light brown.