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Easy Homemade Apple Strudel

This Easy Homemade Apple Strudel is the perfect easy homemade pastry treat that's great for breakfast, dessert or a snack! It's so easy to make at home and perfect for apple season!
Course Baking, Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine American, Baking, breakfast, British, Canadian, Fall, Harvest
Keyword Easy Homemade Apple Strudel
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 227kcal
Author Chrissie (thebusybaker.ca)


  • 2 Spartan apples (peeled, chopped, and diced)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 100 g store-bought puff pastry, thawed from frozen (if using puff pastry in blocks, thaw and roll out to a 12" square, approximately)
  • 1 egg


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a large baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  • Add the diced apples to a medium bowl along with the cinnamon, cornstarch and brown sugar and stir well to combine.
  • Cut the two sheets of puff pastry into 4 squares each using a large knife, pastry cutter, or pizza cutter.
  • Cut tiny slits in 4 of the 8 squares you've created, offsetting the slits in rows of 3 and then 4 and then 3 and then 4, etc. This will create the pattern shown in the photos.
  • Spoon the apple filling onto the remaining 4 pastry squares, dividing the filling evenly between them and keeping the mound of filling in the middle of the square. 
  • Dampen the edges of each of the squares with a few drops of water, using your finger.
  • Very gently stretch the other 4 squares (the ones you decorated with the slits) over top of the filling-covered squares, pressing down gently around the edges.
  • Whip the egg in a small bowl using a fork and brush the egg over the top and sides of the pastries.
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 22-25 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
  • Let cool for several minutes before enjoying.


Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 109IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg