Cranberry Apple Strudel
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Serves: serves 10ppl
  • ½ Box Phyllo Pastry Dough 8oz - (1 roll from a 16oz box)
  • Apples 6 large (approximately 2lbs apples after peeling & coring)
  • Cranberries fresh or frozen ¾ cup
  • Walnuts lightly toasted, chopped ¾ cup
  • Lemon Juice ½ Tablespoon
  • Granulated or Light Brown Sugar ½ cup (100g)
  • Cornstarch 1½ Tablespoons (12g)
  • Ground Cinnamon ½ teaspoon
  • Ground Nutmeg ⅛ teaspoon
  • Ground Ginger ½ teaspoon
  • Vegan Butter 6 Tablespoons (85g)
  • Cinnamon Sugar for sprinkling approximately ¼-½ cup * as needed
  • 1 recipe Custard Sauce *optional
  1. Thaw the phyllo dough overnight in the refrigerator
  2. Melt the vegan butter and reserve
  3. Peel * core the apples then small diced to approx ¼-½" pieces
  4. In a large mixing bowl combine the apples, lemon juice, cornstarch and spices and toss well to coat everything
  5. Add the walnuts & cranberries and toss again
  6. On a large kitchen towel approximately 12" X 18" similar size of a half sheet pan, lay out 3 pieces of phyllo dough, brush with melted butter ~sparingly! then sprinkle with about 1 Tbs cinnamon sugar
  7. Next layer with 4 pieces of phyllo dough and repeat the butter/sugar
  8. I do 3 pieces of phyllo 1 way, then 4 pieces of phyllo the other way repeating each layers with vegan butter/sugar until all the dough is gone
  9. **See video tutorial for the best visual of how to do this
  10. Pile the apple mixture in the center of the dough forming a log then roll up the dough using the towel as help to roll, fold the sides of the dough into the center keeping a nice tight roll
  11. Brush the top with remaining melted butter & a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar then bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 30minutes then turn the oven temperature down to 325°F and bake for another 15minutes
  12. The pastry will be nice & golden brown and crispy
  13. You may see some bubbling seep out at some areas on the side of the strudel and this is a good indicator that the strudel is done, be careful not to over bake or you will have apple sauce filling!
  14. Cool on the pan out of the oven for at least 10minutes before serving or it will be too hot to cut *like I did on the video! LOL
  15. While the strudel is baking you can prepare the*optional vanilla custard sauce as per the instructions on that page!
  16. Serving the warm strudel with vanilla ice cream is another perfect & delicious option!
Cranberry Apple Strudel is best served just after baking, but can be stored for up to 4 days in the refrigerator after baking, simply rewarm in a hot oven- air fryer works best for fast hot heat to re-crisp the flaky pastry

You can leave the raw strudel in the refrigerator un-baked for up to 2 days and then bake just before you want to serve it.
Recipe by Gretchen's Vegan Bakery at