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A dessert with a twist: Apple strudel with granola, and apricots-vanilla cream

A dessert with a twist: Apple strudel with granola, and apricots-vanilla cream

Today I will show you a special and also “healthy” version of an apple strudel recipe. It doesn’t need any white or brown sugar, just a little maple syrup. The combination with apples and granola will guarantee you a perfect taste experience. Another advantage of this recipe is that it is a very easy one – also people who normally don’t bake can do it – and that in a short time!

The apple: our favorite fruit

Aples are the stars on each cake – the apple. Hardly any other fruit is so popular when preparing cakes and desserts. We love apples for instance as apple pies, apple strudel, apple turnover, apple sauce or just pure as a healthy snack throughout the day.

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is a famous saying. Does apple strudel count, too?

Apple-granola strudel – the healthy version of the classic apple strudel

With this recipe we don’t need to feel bad – you can definitely eat two pieces of it 🙂
A strudel is never really healthy but with the granola and the maple syrup, it is definitely healthier than the classic apple strudel.

Which granola should you use? In general you can buy any granola you find in the supermarket but I recommend the “princess muesli” from mymuesli.com. It tastes really delicious and offers a big advantage in contrast to other products: you can create the granola to your desired taste. In today’s day and age, when many people suffer from food intolerance, mymueli.com makes it possible for everyone to buy their individual granola.

The princess muesli is particularly suitable for this apple strudel because the cereal with fruits such as strawberries and raspberries tastes delicious combined with apples.

What you should know about puff pastry

For my strudel I use one piece of ready-made puff pastry. In general I make every dough freshly but with puff pastry it is different. It is a very complex procedure to make puff pastry, that’s why I prefer the frozen one. You can handle it easily and it also tastes very good.

Puff pastry likes it hot: 210°C is the best temperature!

The baking temperature is crucial for puff pastry. It likes it hot, therefore you should preheat the oven to 210°C. If it is not that hot, the butter may come out of the dough.

If you can’t get puff pastry, you can also use strudel dough or filo dough.

Apple granola strudel: Sweet with maple syrup

I promised in the beginning that there is no white sugar in my apple strudel. My cooking advice to make the dish sweet without sugar: use maple syrup!

You can use maple syrup in many different ways and it is ideal for sweetening desserts. In combination with the apple granola mixture, it tastes fantastic!

Apple strudel and vanilla sauce

Searching for a special ingredient in your apple strudel? Then try my apple strudel with vanilla sauce, but even just with powdered sugar the strudel itself is a pure delight. But it gets even better if you add the creamy, rich vanilla sauce to it.

The simple trick is to use pre-made cream pudding from the supermarket, add some cream and pour it next to the strudel. If you are feeling fancy, you can also add some apricot jam to the vanilla sauce so it gets a hint of fruit.

Fresh Berries as an bonus to the apple-cereal strudel

To get a superb look, I decorate the vanilla sauce with berries. In my video I used a glass jam but you can also do it with fresh pureed berries.

For the heart shaped decoration, I put two dabs of jam into the vanilla sauce. Then I used a knife to create the hearts. Give it a try, maybe you will find ways to make different patterns. Use your imagination, the sky is the limit!

How to find other apple strudel recipes:

On Ilse’s Blog I have found nice apple strudel recipes with raisins and vanilla sauce. Click here.

On veganpowercooking  you will find a vegan recipe for apple strudel.

On lilvienna.com you will find a new apple strudel recipe in English. Especially the pictures on this page are well made. Click here.

Cooking Video Apple granola strudel with apricots and vanilla sauce


Apple granola strudel with apricots and vanilla sauce
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Apple granola strudel with apricots and vanilla sauce
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2 servings 20 minutes
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Servings Prep Time
2 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 apples
  • 1 tsp gingerbread spice heaped
  • 140 g granola
  • 1 piece of frozen puff pastry or 2 pieces of strudel sheets
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup vanilla pudding
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • a dash of cream
  • 1 EL apricot marmelade
  • some fresh berries or canned
  • a dash of icing sugar
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Recipe Notes

Preheat the oven to 210°C  (circulating air).

Peel the apples, quarter them and remove the core. Cut the apples into thin slices, put them in a bowl and set aside.

Add the gingerbread spice, as well as the maple syrup and the princess granola from mymüsli.com. Put the puff pastry or the strudel sheets on a tea towel and place the apple-granola mixture in one line on the bottom of the puff pastry from left to right.

Cover the edges with some of the beaten egg yolk, wrap the strudel and lay it with the seam down on a baking tray lined with baking parchment. Cover the studel with the egg yolk and bake in the preheated oven for approximately 12-15 minutes.

Note: Reduce the heat to 185°C after putting into the oven if using strudel sheets instead of puff pastry.

Let the strudel rest shortly. Stir together the vanilla pudding with the cream and fold in some apricot jam. Spread the vanilla sauce on a plate, and decorate with fresh berries. Add the sliced strudel, sprinkle with icing sugar and serve immediately.

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