Apple Strudel made with apples and raisins

Making apple strudel from scratch really isn’t hard at all, peeling apples usually takes me the longest.

My mom, who is German, would make apple strudel from the left over dough after making Pierogi.
There’s no need to measure anything because it all depends on the size of the dough that’s been rolled out.
But just to put things in perspective here I have measurements for making Apple Strudel from scratch

strudel dough

Thin out thick parts of dough with fingers.


sprinkle toppings all over dough

rolled strudel stuffed with apple and raisins

brush with butter and bake until golden brown.

Apple Strudel

Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Dessert


  • What you will need for dough:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • cup lukewarm water
  • Dash salt
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • ————————————-
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup raisons
  • 5 – 6 apples chopped
  • A few slices lemon to squeeze over apples


  • To make the dough:
  • Mix everything together; knead dough on counter with more flour until a smooth dough is formed. Let dough rest on counter covered with bowl it was mixed in, for 20 minutes. This resting time is needed so that dough will become soft enough to roll.
  • Roll out dough on a floured counter as thin as possible. Use fingers to gently stretch out thick parts of dough.
  • Brush dough with melted butter. Sprinkle the filling ingredients all over dough ending with apples. Squeeze lemon over apples.
  • Carefully roll up dough, ending with seam on the bottom, place on a parchment covered cookie sheet. Bend into a horseshoe if it doesn’t fit.
  • Brush generously with melted butter.
  • Bake at 350 °F for about 45 to 60 minutes until the strudel is a nice golden brown.
  • Sprinkle generously with icing sugar before serving or when strudel has cooled.

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