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Cheater's Apple Strudel

Cheater's Apple Strudel

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Melody Couture

Using prepared puff pastry makes baking this apple strudel a little easier and quicker than some of the more 'traditional' recipes! You can serve this hot or cold. It's delicious topped with cream!

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  • Calories:
  • 474 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 28.4 g
  • 44%
  • Carbs:
  • 50g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 169 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly dust a working surface with flour. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. On your prepared work surface, join the two sheets of puff pastry by their short edges to make a long rectangle. Brush water along edges and press down gently with fingertips to seal.
  3. Mix the apple slices, cinnamon, brown sugar, almonds, and butterscotch chips together in a bowl until evenly combined; spoon the mixture onto one of the long edges of the pastry. Fold one side of pastry over the mixture and roll into a long strudel. Make sure to seal at both ends. Brush pastry with melted butter; make two-inch diagonal slits the length of the strudel with a sharp knife. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Sprinkle the sugar over the top of the strudel and return to oven until the pasty is golden brown and flaky, another 15 to 20 minutes.
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Absolutely fantastic! I loved it! The taste of the puff pastry is so light and flaky, and the inside of apples/cinnamon, etc., made for a very tasty strudel. I have never made a strudel before, but the directions were very simple and easy to follow. I waited until my strudel was of room temperature to try it and it tasted heavenly. I now wish i had made 2 or 3 of them to put in the freezer for a rainy day. Will make an excellent breakfast treat, or a quick snack when home from work. If you are looking for a very simple strudel recipie, try this one. I don't think you will be disappointed. NOTE: I only used four small apples instead of 6. I think 6 apples would have been way too many. Four apples seemed to work perfectly. Thank you Melody, for a wonderful recipie.


Fantastic! Very easy to make with lots of flavour. I did not have the nuts so I doubled the butterscotch chips. There were too many apples though and I will cut them down next time to about 3.


Fantastic "cheaters" recipe! I agree with the first user that 6 apples were wayyy too much. I used around 3, although a lot of the "juice" leaked out and led to a slightly less ideal pastry to apple ratio. Next time, I'll have to be sure to REALLY seal the pastry edges to seal in the filling. Additionally, I didn't have butterscotch chips, but substituted dried cherries, which was delightful.