German Apple Strudel

German Apple Strudel
Servings: 8 Prep 20 mins Bake 375°F 35 mins to 40 mins


  • 1/4 cup apple brandy
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 1/4 pounds Granny Smiths, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 10 sheets phyllo dough
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners sugar

Make It

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. In small saucepan, heat brandy. Add raisins; let stand to plump, about 10 minutes.

2. For filling, combine apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon, rind and raisins with accumulated liquid in large bowl.

3. Unroll phyllo on work surface; cover with damp towel. Lay out 1 sheet. Brush lightly with butter. Place another sheet on top; brush with butter. Repeat 8 more times, brushing each layer with butter.

4. Spoon filling along a long side of phyllo, 3 inches in from edge, leaving 1 inch at either end. Fold both short sides over filling. Fold 3-inch-wide-long strip over filling; roll up, jelly-roll style. Place, seam side down, on ungreased rimmed baking sheet. Make 6 slits in top. Brush with butter.

5. Bake in 375 degrees F oven 35 to 40 minutes, until nicely browned. Let cool on rack. Dust with confectioners sugar.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 290, Fat, total (g): 10, chol. (mg): 23, sat. fat (g): 6, carb. (g): 47, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 3, sodium (mg): 118, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.