Simple Strudel For Fall, Love Austria

As many of you are enjoying the change in seasons by ordering a pumpkin spice latte, apple picking, pumpkin carving, and digging the boots out of the closet, I am embracing fall in a different part of the world. Although I am across the pond, one of my all time favorite fall activities has been very present in my last few weeks… apple picking! Hooray! It is a super fun task and very common at many of my workaway locations! I love benefiting from all the delicious creations that come out of an apple harvest!

I NEED desert.. and sugar.. and I need it everyday! While working away in Austria, I ate the most delicious creations (which I write about in earlier posts), some of which were sweet. Birgit has about 6 apple trees, and she does everything from apple juice, to apple compote, to strudel.. yes.. STRUDEL.


“Apple & Plum Strudel –  Double Delicious!

 A very typical Austrian desert that our hosts introduced to us. I was told that it is a bit different than the traditional strudel, but this version is fresh, easy, and has very little sugar.. so let’s call it healthy 🙂 ! We made not only an apple strudel, but a plum strudel as well! Also, who doesn’t love a recipe with interchangeable ingredients like fruit! Definitely something to whip up with the extra apples you have after this seasons pick.

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“No Apple Left Behind! Strudel Apples Can Be Bruised Or Imperfect”

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“Cute Little Plums From The Neighbors Tree”


“Austrian Dough…Still Struggling With German!”

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“Homemade Sweet Bread Crumbs”

strudel 2“Assembling Our Treat!”

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“Colorful Fresh Plums”

strudel 1

“The Apfel”

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“Getting The Buns Ready To Go Into The Oven”


  • Fruit of choice – we made one with plums and one with apples
  • Puff Pastry
  • About 1 tablespoon of sugar (increase this if you desire)
  • Cinnamon
  • Breadcrumbs (Birgit uses older bread, crushes it up, and toasts it on the stove top with sugar)
  • Butter to top the pastry with


  • Preheat the oven to 180C (350F)
  • Chop up apples into very small cubes, place in a bowl, add sugar and cinnamon
  • Spread the dough onto a non stick pan, or parchment paper
  • Next, add the breadcrumbs on to the dough, add apple mixture, and wrap up your strudel, using a fork to press edges together
  • Use a bit of butter to spread accross the top of the strudel before placing in the oven. You can even add some sugar on top!
  • Cook for ~30 minutes, and enjoy! Maybe even with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! 🙂

Tis the fall season!



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