Apple strudel

Total Time
25 min
10 min
15 min
Strudel is a light, crispy pastry made up of layers of filo dough. In our version, cranberries add a bit of tang, but raisins work equally well. We love how quickly and easily this strudel comes together, as you can get this fun dessert on the table in less than half an hour. And you only need seven ingredients to make it. The combination of apples tossed with cinnamon sugar in crispy, buttery filo dough is simply irresistible. Everyone who you serve it to will be going back for more, and you'll find yourself making this recipe over and over again whenever you're craving a sweet, satisfying treat.


Frozen fillo dough

2 piece(s), at room temperature

Reduced-calorie margarine

3 tsp, melted

Dried plain breadcrumbs

2 Tbsp, plain


1 tsp

Ground cinnamon

¼ tsp


2 small, peeled, cored and sliced

Dried cranberries

1 Tbsp


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F; spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place the sheets of phyllo on a work surface and cut into four 12 x 8 1/2 inch rectangles; cover with a damp towel. Stack 2 rectangles and brush 1 teaspoon of margarine; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of bread crumbs. Stack remaining 2 rectangles directly over bread crumbs; brush with another teaspoon of margarine and sprinkle with remaining teaspoon of bread crumbs.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon; add apples and toss to coat. Spread apple mixture lengthwise down the center of the phyllo and sprinkle with dried cranberries. Roll up the dough; place the strudel, seam-side down, on the baking sheet. Brush the top of the strudel with the remaining teaspoon of margarine. Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.