Recipe: Apple Strudel

Recipe: Apple Strudel

This is a well-known classic sweet, originating in northern Europe but popular the world over because it is a winner every time. Try this simple recipe for apple strudel and enjoy the deliciousness of sweet spiced apples enveloped in a filo pastry.


  • Filo pastry (phyllo dough)
  • 6 apples peeled and diced
  • 100 g butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • A few drops vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice


  1. Melt 50 g butter in a pan. 
  2. Add chopped up apples.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and cook until they start to brown. 
  4. Open up filo pastry and brush it with butter (use about 6 layers and simply brush each layer with butter). 
  5. Place the cooked apples without the juice to avoid sogginess, sprinkle half of the spices and half the sugar on top and roll the pastry.   
  6. Sprinkle the rest of the spices and sugar over the pastry roll and place on a baking sheet covered with baking paper. 
  7. Bake at 180 C for about 25 minutes until it turns a lovely golden colour. 

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