Air Fryer Apple Strudel Recipe – 2 Main Ingredients

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Air Fryer Apple Strudel

Air Fryer Apple Strudel Recipe is simply delicious. Since you use only 2 main ingredients, the recipe is stupendously easy to prepare. I have attached a detailed video for better understanding. Please Watch the complete video.

Apple Strudel Recipe
Delicious Apple Strudel in Air Fryer

Easy Air Fryer Apple Strudel Recipe with just 2 Main Ingredients

Pittsburgh is the city of Apples and makes one of the best Apple Pies in the country. And other desserts like these STRUDELS also top the chart.

One can find varieties of apples throughout the year. And in the peak season, apple picking is one of the main family event.

I made a huge batch of APPLE PIE FILLING in my INSTANT POT the other day. Though it is not the conventional filling for Apple Strudel, nonetheless a very delicious one to fill the strudel. 

The delicate flaky texture of the pastry when gives way to the warm apple filling, it is no less than a food heaven.

People often make the flaky delicate pastry at home. But I have taken a short cut and have used Store bought Puff Pastry Sheet. Phyllo Sheet can be used as well.

What is Strudel?

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A strudel is a type of layered pastry with a filling that is usually sweet. It became popular in the 18th century throughout the Habsburg Empire.

Strudel is part of Austrian cuisine but also common in the other Central European cuisines. 

There are many popular kind of Strudels available, like Sour Cherry, Sweet Cherry, Nut filled, Apricot, Plum and whatnot. But Apple Strudel is the most popular kind.

A strudel can also be Savory filled with Potatoes, Cabbage, Pumpkin, Sauerkraut etc.

Recipe Ingredients

I literally used 3 ingredients to make this recipe. 

  • Puff Pastry Sheet – I love Wewalka brand. It is about 15×10 inches in dimension and yields 6 Strudels of medium size. But you can use any like Pillsbury, Pepperidge Farm or any that you can find. You can use crescent dough as well for this recipe. Make sure to use a flaky delicate pastry for this recipe. If you want, make it at home.
  • Apple Pie Filling (home-made) – You can buy canned apple pie filling if you want. But home made is the best and so easy to make. It comes handy in many desserts like Pies, Galettes, Top your ice-cream, etc.
  • Butter

Kitchen Gadgets for the Air Fryer Apple Strudel Recipe

 

Apple Strudel

What kind of Pastry can I use for the recipe?

Puff Pastry is the ideal one to use for this recipe.

Most importantly, the Puff Pastry sheet that you are using should be at room temperature.

If the pastry is frozen, then either thaw it overnight in the refrigerator. Or thaw it at room temperature till ready to use.

I love using pastry sheets from refrigerated section of the store instead of the frozen. Makes life simpler.

You may use ready to bake Croissant sheet or Phyllo Sheet as well. Just make sure to use a flaky sheet to work with.

How to make Strudel with Apple Pie Filling? (watch the video)

  1. Cut pastry into even squares of 5×5 or 6×6 with a sharp kitchen scissor. You may make even smaller squares if desired. You will probably have 6 squares of Puff Pastry to work with.
  2. Work on 1 pastry square at a time. Take a square and place on parchment paper.
  3. Spread apple pie filling in the center of the square, lengthwise. Leaving equal amount of pastry empty on both the sides.
  4. Make 8-10 cuts on each side of the filling as if pastry arms. These will be used to make a braid.
  5. Now start braiding these arms on either side on top of the filling. (watch the video)
  6. Use the bottom 2 to seal. Press down gently. 
  7. Use Pastry Brush and Brush gently with some butter (at room temperature).
  8. Finish the other squares like-wise.
  9. Now place 3 at a time in the Air Fryer Basket laced with parchment paper. If you have a larger air fryer, you can air fry more or all at the same time.
  10. Air fry till golden. Take out with a flat spatula carefully. Sprinkle with some sugar if desired. 
  11. Let rest for few minutes on cooling rack to firm up the bottom of the pastry. DONE!

TIP : Since Puff Pastry is very delicate to work with, handle it gently. The best way is to work with it on a parchment paper to avoid sticking while braiding or transferring to the air-fryer.

Air fryer Pastry

Can I make the Strudel in the Oven?

Strudels are baked in the oven. This is the air-fryer version. Therefore, you can certainly bake these in the oven.

How long do the Apple Strudels last?

You can keep it at room temperature for up to 2 days. Be sure to cover it loosely with foil or plastic wrap. Strudel will also keep for an additional 3 days in the refrigerator, covered. But make sure to consume at the earliest. Since it is a delicate pastry, it will loose the texture.

Can I freeze it?

I wouldn’t suggest freezing the finished product. But in case you want to freeze it before air frying or baking it, then you may try that.

How to heat the Refrigerated Strudel?

Put it in the air fryer at 350*F and heat for 5-7 minutes or till warm enough. DO NOT MICROWAVE or else it will go soggy.

How do you eat Apple Strudel?

Cool for few minutes before eating. Serve plain or with ice cream.

What is the difference between Apple Strudel and Apple Pie?

Strudel is usually made with a very flaky crust like a puff pastry. The crust is wrapped around the filling. They are usually baked on a baking sheet. Pies may have only a bottom crust or only a top crust or both.

How to finish the Strudel?

Traditionally egg wash is used to give it the desired sheen, but melted/room temperature BUTTER can be used as well.

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How to make Apple Strudel in Air Fryer?

Air Fryer Apple Strudel
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Air Fryer Apple Strudel Recipe

Delicious Apple Strudel is so easy to make in Air Fryer. Detailed Video attached in the post.
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American, Austrian
Keyword Air Fryer Apple Strudel Recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 82kcal
Author simplyvegetarian777

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Measuring Spoons, Measuring Cups, Stirring Spoon,
  • Kitchen Scissors
  • parchment paper
  • Pastry Brush
  • Kitchen Flat Spatula

Ingredients

  • 1 15x10 inches sheet of Puff Pastry you can use any size. Crescent Rolls or Croissant Pastry can be used. Make sure it is thawed and ready to use.
  • 1 Cup Apple Pie Filling
  • 2 tbsp Butter melted or room temperature
  • 1 tbsp Sugar for sprinkling, optional

Instructions

WATCH THE DETAILED VIDEO ATTACHED IN THE POST ABOVE.

    GATHER ALL THE INGREDIENTS & KITCHEN GADGETS. LAY OUT YOUR WORKING STATION.

    • Remove the pastry from the packaging. Lay it out on a parchment paper.
    • Now cut the pastry into even squares of 5x5 inches with a sharp kitchen scissor. You may make even smaller squares if desired. You will probably have 6 squares of Puff Pastry to work with.
    • Make sure to work on 1 pastry square at a time. Take a square and place on a separate parchment paper.
    • Spread 2 tbsp apple pie filling in the center of the square, lengthwise. Leaving equal amount of pastry empty on both the sides.
    • Make 8-10 cuts on each side of the filling resembling 8-10 pastry arms on each side. These will be used to make a braid.
    • Now start braiding these arms on either side on top of the filling. (watch the video)
      Use the bottom 2 arms to seal. Press down gently. 
    • Use Pastry Brush and Brush gently with some butter (at room temperature).
    • Finish the other squares like-wise and set them aside on Parchment paper to avoid sticking.
    • Now place 3 at a time in the Air Fryer Basket laced with parchment paper. If you have a larger air fryer, you can air fry more or all at the same time. Air fry at 390*F till golden for about 10 minutes. Check at 8 minutes if done. If not, air fry for 2 more minutes. .
    • Take out with a flat spatula carefully. Sprinkle with some sugar if desired. Let rest for few minutes on cooling rack to firm up the bottom of the pastry. DONE!
    • TIP : Since Puff Pastry is very delicate to work with, handle it gently. The best way is to work with it on a parchment paper to avoid sticking while braiding or transferring to the air-fryer
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    AIR FRYER LID INSTRUCTIONS

    • you will prepare the pastry as instructed above. And then Air fry at 390*F till golden for about 6-8 minutes. Check at 6 minutes if done. If not, air fry for 2 more minutes. The cooking gets done faster in air fryer lid sometimes. So keep an eye.

    Video

    Notes

    What kind of Pastry can I use for the recipe?

    Puff Pastry is the ideal one to use for this recipe.
    Most importantly, the Puff Pastry sheet that you are using should be at room temperature.
    If the pastry is frozen, then either thaw it overnight in the refrigerator. Or thaw it at room temperature till ready to use.
    I love using pastry sheets from refrigerated section of the store instead of the frozen. Makes life simpler.
    You may use ready to bake Croissant sheet or Phyllo Sheet as well. Just make sure to use a flaky sheet to work with.

    Can I make the Strudel in the Oven?

    Strudels are baked in the oven. This is the air-fryer version. Therefore, you can certainly bake these in the oven.

    How long do the Apple Strudels last?

    You can keep it at room temperature for up to 2 days. Be sure to cover it loosely with foil or plastic wrap. Strudel will also keep for an additional 3 days in the refrigerator, covered. But make sure to consume at the earliest. Since it is a delicate pastry, it will loose the texture.

    Can I freeze it?

    I wouldn't suggest freezing the finished product. But in case you want to freeze it before air frying or baking it, then you may try that.

    How to heat the Refrigerated Strudel?

    Put it in the air fryer at 350*F and heat for 5-7 minutes or till warm enough. DO NOT MICROWAVE or else it will go soggy.

    How do you eat Apple Strudel?

    Cool for few minutes before eating. Serve plain or with ice cream.

    How to glaze the Strudel?

    Traditionally egg wash is used to give it the desired sheen, but melted/room temperature BUTTER can be used as well.
     
     
     
     

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1Strudel | Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 128IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Iron: 1mg

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    Sonal

     

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    7 Comments

    1. Made these this week. Loved the finished product.
      I had a bit of a problem braiding them as, they just seemed too small.
      I will adjust size and do again soon.
      Thank you for the simple, delicious recipe. :O)

    2. These apple strudel looks and sounds so delicious! Can’t wait to make it adding all the ingredients to my shopping list.

    3. I have fallen in LOVE with my air fryer since I got it last year but I still have not tried baked goods in it. This is one I am going to try. Thinking it will be a baking weekend!