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Apple strudel is an essential in France's family's Christmas tradition. This version is the quick version--a pastry crust instead of the normal crust. The traditional crust involves stretching dough across an entire kitchen table and then rolling it up.


  • 400 g flour

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 40 g butter

  • 1 egg

  • 1/4 liter warm water


  • apples, peeled and sliced

  • bread crumbs

  • brown sugar

  • raisins

  • walnuts, finely chopped


  1. Roll dough into a rectangle, about 1/8 inch thick.

  2. Lightly butter dough with melted butter.

  3. Cover the entire dough with a light layer of breadcrumbs.

  4. Cover the entire dough with apples.

  5. Crumble brown sugar on top.

  6. Cover with another layer of breadcrumbs.

  7. Sprinkle with nuts and raisins.

  8. Roll gently like a jelly roll. Seal the seam. Delicately place on greased cookie sheet. Cover with egg wash.

  9. Bake at 375° for 45-60 minutes.


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