By Tad Mitchell

December 24, 2016

Apple strudel is an essential in France's family's Christmas tradition. This version is the quick version--a pastry crust instead of the normal crust. The traditional crust involves stretching dough across an entire kitchen table and then rolling it up.



400 g flour

1/2 tsp salt

40 g butter

1 egg

1/4 liter warm water


apples, peeled and sliced

bread crumbs

brown sugar


walnuts, finely chopped


1Roll dough into a rectangle, about 1/8 inch thick.

2Lightly butter dough with melted butter.

3Cover the entire dough with a light layer of breadcrumbs.

4Cover the entire dough with apples.

5Crumble brown sugar on top.

6Cover with another layer of breadcrumbs.

7Sprinkle with nuts and raisins.

8Roll gently like a jelly roll. Seal the seam. Delicately place on greased cookie sheet. Cover with egg wash.

9Bake at 375° for 45-60 minutes.