Preparing apple strudel in variations, recipe with cooking video

A Dessert with a Twist: Apple Strudel with Granola, and Apricots-Vanilla Cream

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My recipe Apple Strudel I show you in this post. The following lines will show you how to prepare the apple strudel step by step.

Optimally prepare strudel: You will get lots of tips and ideas about the strudel variations with strudel dough or puff pastry.

You will find answers to the following questions: “What is important when baking apple strudel?” and “What goes well with apple strudel”.

At the end of the page I have added an apple strudel cooking video as a guide for your kitchen. I wish you all the best!

1. Which apple variety to use for apple strudel?

Aples are the stars on each cake – the apple. Hardly any other fruit is so popular when preparing cakes and desserts. We love apples for instance as apple pies, apple strudel, apple turnover, apple sauce or just pure as a healthy snack throughout the day.

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is a famous saying. Does apple strudel count, too?

Chef Thomas Sixt asks himself

In general, you can use any type of apple for strudel. If you are in the supermarket, try the Elstar or Boskop varieties.

Every apple is a visual and culinary sensation!

2. Prepare apple strudel with breadcrumbs or with muesli

The filling of a strudel always needs some binding. In the classic strudel, almond slivers and toasted breadcrumbs are used here.

Toasted breadcrumbs
Breadcrumbs toasted in the pan with sugar are added to the strudel filling as a binding agent.

Today we’re using muesli instead of breadcrumbs. With this recipe we don’t need to feel bad – you can definitely eat two pieces of it 🙂

A strudel is never really healthy but with the granola and the maple syrup, it is definitely healthier than the classic apple strudel.

Which granola should you use? In general you can buy any granola you find in the supermarket but I recommend the “princess muesli” from It tastes really delicious and offers a big advantage in contrast to other products: you can create the granola to your desired taste. In today’s day and age, when many people suffer from food intolerance, makes it possible for everyone to buy their individual granola.

The princess muesli is particularly suitable for this apple strudel because the cereal with fruits such as strawberries and raspberries tastes delicious combined with apples.

Low carb muesli with berries and mint
Muesli also fits into the strudel, it tastes delicious

3. Apple strudel with puff pastry

For my strudel I use one piece of ready-made puff pastry. In general I make every dough freshly but with puff pastry it is different. It is a very complex procedure to make puff pastry, that’s why I prefer the frozen one. You can handle it easily and it also tastes very good.

Puff pastry likes it hot: 210°C is the best temperature!

Tip from Chef Thomas Sixt

The baking temperature is crucial for puff pastry. It likes it hot, therefore you should preheat the oven to 210°C. If it is not that hot, the butter may come out of the dough.

Here is a drawing of how you prepare the strudel with puff pastry:

how to make apple strudel with puff pastry
Variation Strudel with puff pastry

If you can’t get puff pastry, you can also use strudel dough or filo dough. Here is a drawing of how you prepare the strudel with strudel dough:

how to prepare the apple strudel with strudel dough
Variation Strudel with strudel dough

I like: Apple granola strudel: Sweet with maple syrup

Says chef Thomas Sixt

I promised in the beginning that there is no white sugar in my apple strudel. My cooking advice to make the dish sweet without sugar: use maple syrup!

You can use maple syrup in many different ways and it is ideal for sweetening desserts. In combination with the apple granola mixture, it tastes fantastic!

4. Apple strudel and vanilla sauce, decoration tip for a star dessert

My apple strudel tastes delicious just dusted with a little icing sugar. However, if you are still looking for that certain kick for the palate, you will probably find it in the delicious vanilla cream.

4.1 Vanilla cream mirror made easy

Searching for a special ingredient in your apple strudel? Then try my apple strudel with vanilla sauce, but even just with powdered sugar the strudel itself is a pure delight. But it gets even better if you add the creamy, rich vanilla sauce to it.

The simple trick is to use pre-made cream pudding from the supermarket, add some cream and pour it next to the strudel. If you are feeling fancy, you can also add some apricot jam to the vanilla sauce so it gets a hint of fruit.

Apple strudel with muesli arranged as a dessert
You can decorate strudels with vanilla cream mirror and fruit puree to conjure up hearts on the plate!

4.2 Fresh Berries as an bonus to the apple-cereal strudel

To get a superb look, I decorate the vanilla sauce with berries. In my video I used a glass jam but you can also do it with fresh pureed berries.

For the heart shaped decoration, I put two dabs of jam into the vanilla sauce. Then I used a knife to create the hearts. Give it a try, maybe you will find ways to make different patterns. Use your imagination, the sky is the limit!

Pass currants
Strain the coldly stirred currants through a fine sieve. What drips out at the bottom makes you happy!

6. Recipe for Apple Strudel

Find below my recipe for the delicious apple strudel. Enjoy it and enjoy this delicious variation. I wish you good success with the preparation and a good appetite.

Apple strudel in variant muesli or breadcrumbs

Recipe for apple strudel from the German chef Thomas Sixt. Step by step instructions with cooking video and many tips.

Servings 4
Calories 688
Total Time 55 Min.
Preparation Time 20 Min.
Cook Time 35 Min.

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A Dessert with a Twist: Apple Strudel with Granola, and Apricots-Vanilla Cream


2 apples
1 tsp gingerbread spice (heaped)
140 g granola
1 piece of frozen puff pastry (or 2 pieces of strudel sheets)
1 egg yolk
1 cup vanilla pudding
2 tbsp maple syrup
a dash of Cream
1 EL apricot marmelade
some fresh berries (or canned)
a dash of icing sugar


Preheat the oven to 210°C  (circulating air). Peel the apples, quarter them and remove the core. Cut the apples into thin slices, put them in a bowl and set aside.

Add the gingerbread spice, as well as the maple syrup and the princess granola from mymü Put the puff pastry or the strudel sheets on a tea towel and place the apple-granola mixture in one line on the bottom of the puff pastry from left to right.

Cover the edges with some of the beaten egg yolk, wrap the strudel and lay it with the seam down on a baking tray lined with baking parchment. Cover the studel with the egg yolk and bake in the preheated oven for approximately 12-15 minutes.

Note: Reduce the heat to 185°C after putting into the oven if using strudel sheets instead of puff pastry.

Let the strudel rest shortly. Stir together the vanilla pudding with the cream and fold in some apricot jam. Spread the vanilla sauce on a plate, and decorate with fresh berries. Add the sliced strudel, sprinkle with icing sugar and serve immediately.


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