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Easy Apple Strudel

This easy to make Apple Strudel recipe has been a family favorite for years. You will pleased on how easy it all comes together.
Course Dessert
Author Carolyn Nelson



  • 1 cup butter room temperature (I always use Kerrygold)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  • 4 cups apples chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract or vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • Optional: 1/2 cup chopped walnut


  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Put butter and cream cheese in a mixer and blend until smooth. Mix in flour and powdered sugar. Chill dough for 3-4 hours.
  2. Mix chop apples with lemon juice, almond extract and spices. Mix in walnuts if desired.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Divide dough into 3 equal parts. Roll out first ball on a floured surface into 14-16" rectangle. Spread 1/3 of apple filling along the 14" side, about 2 inches from the edge. Carefully roll up.
  5. Place roll on an ungreased baking sheet, seam side down. Repeat with remaining two strudels.

  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes.
  7. While the strudel is baking, make the glaze.
  8. Mix powdered sugar, melted butter, vanilla and milk - 1 tablespoon at a time, until spreadable (mixture will thicken slightly as it sets).
  9. When strudel is out of the oven and still hot, pour glaze over strudel.
  10. Serve with ice cream or whip cream.

Recipe Notes

Makes 3 strudels