- 2 cups of flour
- 1/2 cup of hot water
- 4 tablespoons of shortening
- 1 dash of salt
- 6-7 firm apples
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1/4 cup of bread crumbs
- 1/8 cup of fine walnuts
- 1 teaspoon of apple pie spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- melted butter
Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
After 30 minutes, take the ball of dough and roll it on a lightly floured surface. Roll it to as thin as possible. By hand, start stretching the dough to thin even more. Use the back of your hands, finger tips, etc. to pull the dough and thin it out. You want your dough to be about 16" x 24" (this is not exact, and also is not a perfect rectangle)
Peel and slice apples. In a large bowl, mix apples, sugar, bread crumbs, walnuts, apple pie spice and vanilla. Mixture will look dry.
|Apple peeler/corer, slicer make|
|Grandma Freda's nut chopper|
Pour apple mixture on to on side of the stretched dough, begin rolling the dough to cover the apples, Tuck the ends in as you go, roll until the last bit of dough will be on the bottom of the strudel. Place the "strudel roll" (technical term here!) onto a buttered cookie sheet. Then slice some slits into the top of the "strudel roll" - about every 2 inches. Brush the outside of the "strudel roll" with some melted butter. Place the strudel in the oven and bake. Brush with more butter after 30 minutes of baking. Bake a total of 45 to 50 minutes until light golden brown.
You can dust the top of the strudel with powdered sugar or cinnamon and sugar. You can serve your Apple Strudel warm or cold and/or with ice cream or whipped cream. Just enjoy it!