Inspiring recipes for apple strudels 5 times differently. Or what about the surplus of apples

In any year when the apple crop has been above average, the question arises, what to do with all those apples?

Or you have apples at home that are starting to turn sour and you don’t want to throw them away unnecessarily.

We bring you the following 5 recipes for apple strudels from puff pastry or yeast dough, which your whole family will enjoy.

Apple strudel from puff pastry

Do you remember grandma’s still warm apple strudel, which smelled the whole house? Prepare it for your family too.


  • Puff pastry
  • 4 apples, grated
  • 50g of raisins
  • 2 tablespoons of rum
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 30g of finely chopped almonds
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Breadcrumbs
  • 50g of melted butter


  • Soak raisins in rum in a small bowl for 30 minutes. Then pour out the rum.
  • Grate the apples, mix with lemon juice, add cinnamon, sugar, raisins, almonds and vanilla extract.
  • On the line, roll out the dough into as thin a sheet as possible and brush it with a little melted butter.
  • Sprinkle the dough with breadcrumbs. Then spread the apple filling, being careful to keep the juice from the apples in the bowl.
  • Finally, form the strudel by rolling the dough with the filling several times. Close the ends of the strudel with a fork by pressing the edges together with the end of the fork.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes at 180°C and brush with the remaining butter during baking.
  • Make sure it doesn’t burn. Every oven bakes differently. After baking, leave to cool for 10 minutes, then sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve while still warm.
Chopped apple and raisin strudel.

You can use other surplus apples, for example, for recipes for apple slices.

Yeast strudel with apples

You can also prepare leavened apple strudel from ripe apples. It is a bit more laborious, but the result is definitely worth it.

Dough ingredients

  • 0.5 kg plain flour
  • 100g of softened butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cube of yeast
  • 100g granulated sugar + 2 spoons of yeast
  • 200 ml of lukewarm milk + 100 ml for yeast
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 egg (for brushing)
  • Breadcrumbs

Ingredients for the filling

  • 5-8 apples
  • 1 vanilla sugar
  • Cinnamon to taste


  • Pour 100ml of lukewarm milk into a small container/mug, add 2 spoons of sugar and crumble the yeast. Let the yeast rise for about 15 minutes.
  • Sift plain flour into a bowl, add sugar, egg yolks, melted butter and a pinch of salt. Finally, add the yeast and the amount of milk as needed (approx. 200ml, but it depends on the flour)
  • Knead the dough with your hands, which should not be sticky. Cover it with a towel and let it rise in a warm place for about an hour.
  • Meanwhile, peel the apples, remove the cores and grate them coarsely or cut them into small cubes.
  • Mix the apples with vanilla sugar and cinnamon. You can also add raisins.
  • Divide the risen dough into two parts and roll out thin sheets on a floured rolling pin.
  • Sprinkle each sheet with breadcrumbs, layer the apple filling and wrap carefully. Press the edges.
  • Place the rolls on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and brush with a beaten egg before putting them in the oven.
  • Bake at 180°C for about 25-30 minutes. After baking, let it rest for a while, then sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.
Sugared and sliced strudel with pieces of apples.

Also try the soft apple muffins , which are great as a snack for a celebration or just sitting around.

Soft yogurt strudel

Get inspired by this recipe for apple strudel with yogurt. The flavors will surprise you.

Dough ingredients

  • 400g plain flour
  • 200g softened butter + for spreading
  • 150g plain yogurt (preferably Greek type)
  • 1 egg
  • Pinch of salt

Ingredients for the filling

  • 5-7 apples (optional)
  • 8 spoons of breadcrumbs
  • 1 vanilla sugar
  • 100g of sugar (to taste)
  • A spoonful of ground cinnamon


  • Sift the flour onto the roll and add a pinch of salt. Make a pile of flour and make a well in the middle.
  • Crack the egg into the well and add the yogurt.
  • With a fork, mix the liquid ingredients with the flour into a thick paste.
  • Grate the butter on the flour and work everything with your hands into a soft, non-sticky dough. Add more flour as needed. Divide into 4 parts and let rest.
  • Meanwhile, peel and grate the apples. Fry the breadcrumbs dry in a frying pan.
  • On a floured rolling pin, roll out sheets of dough 2-3 mm thick, sprinkle with breadcrumbs and layer on the apples. (No juice)
  • Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. You can also add raisins or nuts.
  • Then wrap the dough and press the edges, bend the wrap inward.
  • Place the rolls on a tray lined with baking paper, brush with butter and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 25-30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the baked strudel with powdered sugar and serve.
Pieces of apple strudel with cinnamon and nuts.

Herya strudel with cottage cheese dough

Try this recipe for Herya Apple Chowder. Thanks to the presence of cottage cheese, the dessert is fuller and even tastier.

Dough ingredients

  • 350g semi-coarse flour
  • 250g of game
  • 250g of full-fat soft cottage cheese
  • 1/2 baking powder


  • 4-5 apples
  • spoon of ground cinnamon
  • granulated sugar (to taste)
  • powdered sugar for sprinkling
  • 1 egg for brushing


  • In a bowl, make a dough from flour, baking powder, cottage cheese and butter. The dough should be pliable and not sticky. You can also add raisins or nuts.
  • Divide the resulting dough into 2-3 parts and let the dough rest for a while.
  • Meanwhile, peel and grate the apples. Mix them with cinnamon and sugar.
  • Roll each part of the dough into a thin sheet and put an appropriate layer of grated apples on top. (Watch out for the apple juice, it shouldn’t get on the strudel)
  • Roll the dough into a strudel and press the ends together with a fork, for example.
  • Transfer the rolls to a tray lined with baking paper, brush with egg and bake at 200°C for approx. 25-30 minutes.
  • Leave the baked strudel to cool, sprinkle with icing sugar and serve.
Baked strudel with apples and cottage cheese, sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Also try the apple muffins , which are a great delicacy with coffee.

Excellent custard strudel with apples

Get inspired by the recipe for apple strudel with pudding. An irresistible sweet spot for coffee.


  • 500g puff pastry
  • Breadcrumbs or pastry sponges
  • 1 egg (for brushing)
  • Icing sugar for sprinkling

Ingredients for the filling

  • 500 ml of milk
  • 2 vanilla pudding powder
  • Sugar (to taste)
  • 4-5 apples
  • 120g of chopped nuts or raisins
  • 2-3 spoons of granulated sugar
  • A teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 vanilla sugar


  • Cook a thick pudding from the milk and pudding powder according to the instructions on the package. Leave to cool afterwards.
  • Peel and grate the apples, squeeze out the juice and add sugar, nuts, raisins, cinnamon and vanilla sugar.
  • Roll out the puff pastry into a thin sheet of approx. 5 mm and place a layer of cooled custard on it. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs or ground biscuits.
  • Finally, layer an appropriate layer of grated apples.
  • Roll the dough into a strudel, press the edges together and place it on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Then brush with beaten egg and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 25-30 minutes.
  • Leave the baked strudel to cool, sprinkle with icing sugar and serve sliced.
Sliced apple strudel with nuts and raisins.

For apple strudels, make a caffe latte. You don’t have to have a coffee machine. All you need is a quality milk whisk. See how to choose it correctly .

We can also pickle, sterilize and freeze a large crop of apples.

In the winter, the prepared stocks of apples will certainly come in handy, for example in the form of tasty jam or marmalade, apple cider vinegar, or snacks for children.

We shouldn’t forget the possibility of drying our winter boots. The advantage is that we can peel and cut the apples into thicker slices and gradually dry them, depending on the time available.

If you would like to prepare another dessert from apples, try one of the apple cakes.

Why should we eat apples? Apples have a beneficial effect on the entire digestive system and metabolism. These effects will help us prevent serious diseases such as bowel cancer and a disease called gout .

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