This recipe has been made in my family as long as I can remember! I posted a picture on instagram and everyone wanted the recipe…so here it is!
2 1/2 c flour
1 tsp salt
1 cup cold butter
1 egg yolk (save the white!)
3/4 c milk
6 apples peeled and sliced
3 tbsp corn starch (or 1/4 c flour)
3/4-1 c sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 egg white
-Preheat oven to 350F
-Mix Flour and salt together in a bowl. Cut in the butter. Stir in egg yolk and milk gently until makes a uniform dough. Add a bit more milk if needed for it to come together.
-Divide in half. Roll half of the dough out on a cookie sheet (I line with parchment).
-Toss together apples, cornstarch, sugar and cinnamon in the same bowl you made the dough in (less dishes!!) then lay apples on the dough.
-Now here is whether your Type A or Type Not Organized At All personality comes out. I pile them all on then pat them into an even layer. Some may lay in a nice overlapping fashion. It all bakes and tastes the same, man.
-Roll out remaining dough and lay overtop of the apples. Tuck the top pastry underneath of the bottom pastry to make one big pocket. Make slits in top pastry to let steam out.
-Whip the egg white until stiff, then spread over top of the dough.
-Bake for 30 min.
– Optional; When cooled down to warm/room temp, make an icing with 1 cup icing sugar, 1 tsp vanilla and water or milk to make a runny icing, then drizzle over top.
This is good fresh or over the next couple days…if it lasts that long!
Do yourself a favour and double the dough, tucking half of it in the fridge for a strudel in a few days.