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Easy Cherry Apple Strudel

I have had the privilege of visiting Germany several times when I was younger and wanted to recreate a strudel I tucked away in my memory. I think this recipe comes very close. It is so easy since you use store bought frozen Phyllo Pastry, thawed according to package directions.
  • 4 granny smith apples, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 2 cups of pitted sour cherries
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional), I did not use any
  • 2 tablespoons of orange liqueur (optional), I used it
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 12 Phyllo leaves
  • 1 cup melted butter
  1. Prepare the filling, by combining the first 12 ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Brush the 12 Phyllo Pastry leaves with melted butter.
  3. Fan them out in to a circle, laying each piece so that it fits on a 12 inch pizza pan.
  4. Place filling in the center and fold over the pastry leaves over the filling.
  5. Brush the other side of the pastry leaves as you are folding them over the filling with the melted butter.
  6. Sprinkle the top of the strudel generously with icing sugar.
  7. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes then at 350 for 1/2 hour.

Serve warm or room temperature with ice cream if desired.


  1. This looks absolutely delicious. Could you provide pictures the next time you make this of steps 3-5,, (fanning)?

  2. I've never made strudel - this looks so delicious.

  3. I love Apple Strudel. I never had it mixed with Cherry, I bet it is so good.

  4. shirley reimer bertheletteNovember 29, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Oh !!!Charlotte, You always make things look soooo good, and easy ,, I agree with fanning:: steps would be nice,, I am a fan of yours for sure take care;

  5. This looks delicious Charlotte. I've never made studel either and will have to try this recipe. I'm definately a fan of yours too!

  6. Char, this looks amazing...I,ve always wondered how one does that??

  7. Are the apples peeled? Sliced thinly? Diced? Love everything about this site.

  8. Yes, pictures would be great!



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