Apple strudel

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Apfelstrudel with puff pastry
Apfelstrudel with "pulled" dough

Apple strudel (German: Apfelstrudel) is a traditional Austrian dessert. It is also known in most of the countries which formed the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

History[change | change source]

The recipe came over the Ottoman Empire to Austria. A sweet related to strudel is baklava. Strudel was named for the first time in 1696. It gained popularity after Empress Maria Theresia had it served to her.[1]

Pastry[change | change source]

Strudel is made of a thin, elastic pastry. The filling contains sliced apples, sugar, cinnamon, raisins, and bread crumbs. Preparing the strudel dough is a difficult process, so you can also buy strudel pastry. Apple strudel can also be made with puff pastry. Traditionally, the strudel is served warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Also, vanilla sauce is popular in many countries.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Original Apple Strudel - Café Residenz". Retrieved 2020-07-16.