Prep1 hr 10 mins
Make ceratin to use a good quality apple pie filling, I use E.D.Smith brand for this, it really makes a difference in the taste. This makes two strudels, you can cut the recipe in half and use just one puff pastry sheet and one can pie filling. This takes much less time to make than your traditional strudel version, but I think it is just as good! Prep time includes 40 minutes pastry thawing time.
- Set oven to 375 degrees.
- Lightly grease a large baking sheet, or line with parchment paper.
- Thaw the puff pastry sheet for 40 minutes at room temperature.
- In a small bowl, mix the egg and water.
- After 40 minutes, unfold the pastry sheet onto a lightly floured surface, with the short side facing you.
- Spoon the apple mixture on the bottom half of the pastry to within 1-inch of the edges, then sprinkle with raisins (if using).
- Starting at the short side, roll up like a jelly roll.
- Place seam-side down on the baking sheet, then tuck ends under to seal.
- Brush with the egg mixture.
- Cut several 2-inch slits (2-inches apart) on top.
- Repeat with the next puff pastry (if you are making two strudels).
- Bake about 35 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool on baking sheet on a wire rack for about 30 minutes.
- Slice and serve warm.
- Sprinkle with confectioners sugar if desired.