Thursday, July 30, 2015

Oma's Austrian Apple Strudel

One of my all time favorite desserts is a homemade apple strudel. Now, I've shared my recipe for mini apple strudels, but this recipe here is the real original, authentic Austrian Apfelstrudel recipe, straight from my mother-in-law's Austrian kitchen. 

Making apple strudel is not as hard as it may seem, I promise. I always thought is was so much work but after finally taking the time to see her make it from start to finish, I realized that I could so make one... and I'm not the best baker. So please, if you like apple pie, have had and enjoyed apple strudel, or just want to try something new, this recipe is for you! And perfect for the cooler, fall months that are just around the corner.

{for the dough}
  • 1 stick butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons apple vinegar 
{for filling}
  • 1 kilo apples, chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon 
  • 2 tbsp crushed nuts
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • vanilla sugar *or vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • For the dough, cut butter into flour and begin mixing with a spoon
  • Add egg and vinegar, mixing and combining with hands
  • Continue to mix until thick dough forms *note that if it is warm the dough will begin to get soft and not stick well
  • Once firm dough has formed, refrigerate overnight or for at least a couple of hours
  • For the filling, peel and chop apples into small, thin pieces
  • Add lemon juice to apples... If you don't have vanilla sugar {which is hard to find in the US} now you would toss the apples with vanilla
  • Once dough is ready, cut into three equal parts
  • Flour cooking surface and roll each ball of dough as thin as paper {this may take a few tries}
  • Sprinkle dough with cinnamon, nuts, vanilla sugar and raisins
  • Add apple cuts 
  • Swaddle the apples with dough, careful not to rip it, and making sure the filling doesn't fall out
  • Fold over the ends and pinch shut
  • Place on baking sheet with the seam facing down
  • Brush with milk and place in oven
  • Bake at 380 for 25 minutes, or until the tops begin to brown 
  • Let sit for 10 minutes and enjoy! 


  1. That's a great recipe. I've been thinking about baking something all week and I did buy a bag of apples yesterday. Maybe I'll make this on the weekend so I can give half of it away.

  2. From the photos I can make out how tasty it must've been! :)

  3. That looks relish and really not that hard to make. Might have to give it a go.

  4. This is beautiful and it looks so delicious! I want a piece fresh out of the oven with vanilla bean ice cream on a cool day. I have pinned this so I can make it at home. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Looks so yummy. Great step by step photos!

  6. This looks really wonderful! I can't wait to try it for myself. My family would absolutely love it!

  7. OH yum! My hubby would love this! He loves anything apples! Thanks for sharing! xox Christine

  8. Look tasty and you can easily mix up the ingredients too!!

  9. Looks yummy and the step by step pictures are great!

  10. WOW! This looks delicious, I cant wait to make it

  11. I love apple strudel. This is a hearty dessert or for me a nice breakfast.

  12. YUM!!! Apple Strudel is one of my all time favorite desserts. There is something so comforting to when it's a grandparents recipe, so much love and memories behind it. xox

  13. This looks so good I love love apple strudel! But I'm sure mine wouldn't taste near as good as Oma's!

  14. Oh wow! I am totally drooling!! Thank you so much for sharing - my family will LOVE this!! Pinning for sure :)

  15. These look delicious! I love apple pies but don't like the crust. I'll have to give this a try!

  16. Anything from an Oma has to be good. This does look pretty simple and delicious.

  17. I'm pretty intimidated by anything that starts with dough, but you do make it sound easy! My husband loves new recipes and does a huge majority of the cooking, so I'll have to pass this one to him! ;)

  18. Yummmmm!!! These look almost too perfect to eat! Thanks for sharing!

  19. I love apple strudel...but have never tried making it myself because it looked too intimidating. However, you make it look pretty darn simple. I am most definitely going to try!

  20. I have to try this recipe out! Thanks for sharing!

  21. HI Ashleigh, these look just like a bakery would make, so delicious. I love a crusty pasty the more the better.
    Thank you for your continued bloggy friendship and Co-Hosting with me, it has been so much fun to get to know you from afar.
    Hope you have a great weekend!

  22. Oh I have a husband that loves Apple strudel. I can't wait to try this recipe out on him.

  23. YUM - that looks easy and favorite!! Pinning this to try!

  24. I'm saving this recipe! I LOVE any kid of Apple pastry

  25. Hmmm that looks delicious :-)

    Have a strudeltastic week :-)

  26. Oh my - that looks heavenly!
    Hope you'll link up at

  27. Ashleigh ~ Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Stop by today and check out my Tuesday Treasures where you will see your Apple Strudel featured! This looks absolutely delicious. Aren't we lucky to have those Mother In Laws to share their recipes!

  28. This post made me smile as I am from Latvia, I read Oma's pie and it made me think of my nan (my Oma :)) lovely recipe and I bet it is superdelicious! x

  29. oooh looks love to try it at home. it reminds me of Aida :)

  30. These look beyond delicious! I'll have to try these soon!

    Thank you for sharing with us at #MommyMeetupMondays!

  31. This looks absolutely amazing. I love apple desserts and will have to add this to my list to try and make myself. Thank you for sharing at #MommyMeetUpMondays!

  32. Yum! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for bringing such amazing creations to our party. We hope to see you tonight at 7 pm because we LOVE to party with you! Lou Lou Girls