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Zanele’s Apple Strudel

60 Minutes
8 Servings
7 Ingredients


With this fruity pastry on the table, your family will be begging for more!

Looking for more dessert recipes? Try our Cinnamon Hot Cross Buns or our Hot Cross Bun & Pecan Nut Pudding for easy hot cross bun recipe ideas.


1. Preheat oven to 180 ºC. In a pot, add apples, sugar, cinnamon, raisins and water.

2. Let it simmer until it reduces and becomes thick. Set aside to cool.

3. Roll out the puff pastry, then cut along the edges to create finger-sized strips.

4. Place the apple mixture in the middle and braid the pastry over the filling. 

5. Beat your remaining egg with a fork, then brush the pastry with it and bake for 30 – 40 minutes.

6. Once cooked, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool. For the drizzle, combine icing sugar and lemon juice, then drizzle the mixture on top.


Apple Strudel Tip

Don’t overcook the filling. The apple must still be crunchy, as it gives the dish great texture.

Nutritional Information

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For the filling:

  • 6 apples; peeled, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp. cinnamon powder
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 egg, for egg wash

For the drizzle:

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 125 ml lemon juice


  • 1 packet puff pastry