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Apple cinnamon strudel with vanilla glaze on a white plate with a fork

Apple Cinnamon Strudel

This Apple Cinnamon Strudel is packed juicy caramelized apples inside a flaky pastry crust and drizzled with a glaze. This braided apple strudel looks like something out of a pastry shop, but is so easy and simple to make.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, German
Servings 10
Calories 172 kcal


  • 4-5 Granny Smith or Fuji apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 pkg. (2 sheets) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg beaten


  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp. milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar


  • In a large sauce pan add peeled, cored, and diced apples, sugar, unsalted butter, cornstarch, cinnamon, salt, and water. Stir all ingredients together to mix well.
  • Cook filling over medium-high heat for about 7 minutes or until the sauce starts to thicken. Once thick, remove from heat and allow to cool while you prepare you puff pastry dough.
  • At this point you can preheat you oven to 375F and prepare a large baking dish by covering it with parchment paper. Set prepared pan aside.
  • Remove thawed puff pastry from the package and unroll on a lightly flowered surface. Use a rolling pin to make each puff pastry 10-15% bigger.
  • Divide cinnamon apple filling between both pastry dough’s and spoon it in the center of each pasty sheet, keeping it in the middle 1/3 leaving about 1″ of space at the top and bottom of the pastry sheet.Cut away the top and bottom corners from the left and right thirds of the pastry sheets.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut horizontal strips along both the left and the right outer thirds of the puff pastry.
  • Fold the top and bottom strip over the apple mixture
  • Start braiding the pastry dough by folding over a strip from the left, then a strip from the right. Continue left, right, left, right until all of the strips are in place.
  • Carefully transfer both strudels to your prepared baking sheet using a spatula. Brush your beaten egg over top of both strudels.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 40 minutes or until the top of the pastry is a nice golden brown color. Once cooked, remove pastry from the oven and allow to cool while you prepare the glaze.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl add melted butter, vanilla, milk, salt, and powdered sugar. Whisk ingredients together until their are no lumps left. Drizzle glaze over cooked apple strudel .Slice and serve warm. Enjoy!


*Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline


Serving: 1sliceCalories: 172kcalCarbohydrates: 33.1gProtein: 0.9gFat: 4.7gSaturated Fat: 2.6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 27.6mgSodium: 133mgPotassium: 58.7mgFiber: 2.6gSugar: 27.6gCalcium: 6.8mg
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