Made With Whole Grains

Whole-Grain Apple Strudel

with Cranberries
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Whole-Grain Apple Strudel

Whole-Grain Apple Strudel - An Austrian pastry tradition that melts in your mouth

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Health Score:
6,4 / 10
45 min.
ready in 2 h. 10 min.
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Nutritional values

Fiber from apples and whole wheat flour help to keep blood sugar and cholesterol levels in check, while cranberries bring new pizzazz to the classic with their tart sweetness. The berries also contain high levels of anthocyanins. These secondary plant substances are particularly beneficial for cell protection against free radicals.

Replace the flaked almonds with coarsely chopped walnuts. This gives you more crunch and more valuable omega-3 fatty acids. And you get more fiber and vitamins if you use the apples unpeeled.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie575 kcal(27 %)
Protein9 g(9 %)
Fat26 g(22 %)
Carbohydrates75 g(50 %)
Sugar added13 g(52 %)
Roughage10 g(33 %)
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D0.2 μg(1 %)
Vitamin E5.6 mg(47 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin4 mg(33 %)
Vitamin B₆0.2 mg(14 %)
Folate34 μg(11 %)
Pantothenic acid0.5 mg(8 %)
Biotin6.6 μg(15 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C28 mg(29 %)
Potassium466 mg(12 %)
Calcium78 mg(8 %)
Magnesium81 mg(27 %)
Iron3 mg(20 %)
Iodine5 μg(3 %)
Zinc1.8 mg(23 %)
Saturated fatty acids9.6 g
Uric acid68 mg
Cholesterol40 mg
Development of this recipe:


5 ounces very fine Whole wheat flour
5 ounces Pastry flour (plus more for dusting)
2 tablespoons Canola oil (plus more for coating dough)
4 tablespoons dried Cranberry
4 tart Apple
3 ounces whole wheat cracker
1 lemon
4 tablespoons cane sugar
3 ounces slivered almonds
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 ounces butter
powdered sugar (to taste)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Kitchen utensils

1 Small pot, 1 Baking sheet, 1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 2 Tablespoons, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Brush, 1 Rolling pin, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Kitchen towel, 1 Plastic wrap, 1 Sieve, 1 Fine grater, 1 Large knife

Preparation steps

Whole-Grain Apple Strudel preparation step 1

Sift both flours into a bowl and mix with the oil, a generous pinch of salt and 3/4 cup warm water. Knead until smooth with the dough hook of a hand mixer.

Whole-Grain Apple Strudel preparation step 2

Shape dough into a ball. Coat with a little oil and wrap in plastic wrap. Let rest at room temperature for 1 hour.

Whole-Grain Apple Strudel preparation step 3

Soak cranberries in a small bowl of warm water for 10 minutes and then drain.

Whole-Grain Apple Strudel preparation step 4

Peel the apples, cut into quarters and remove core. Cut apples into slices. Crush the crackers into fine crumbs. Rinse lemon in hot water and wipe dry. Finely grate 1 teaspoon of lemon zest. (Reserve remaining lemon for another use.)

Whole-Grain Apple Strudel preparation step 5

Mix cranberries and apple slices with cracker crumbs, sugar, almonds, cinnamon and lemon zest.

Whole-Grain Apple Strudel preparation step 6

Knead the dough again. Sprinkle a clean kitchen towel with flour and roll out dough on top with a floured rolling pin into a rectangle.

Whole-Grain Apple Strudel preparation step 7

Dust your hands with flour and gently stretch the dough to about 30 x 24 inches. Trim edges. 

Whole-Grain Apple Strudel preparation step 8

Melt the butter and brush about 2/3 onto the dough. Set remaining butter aside.

Whole-Grain Apple Strudel preparation step 9

Spread the apple filling onto the buttered dough, leaving an approximately 2-inch border all around. 

Whole-Grain Apple Strudel preparation step 10

Using the towel to help lift the dough, roll up the dough into a log, starting from a short side. 

Whole-Grain Apple Strudel preparation step 11

Lift log with towel then gently release onto a baking sheet (greased if desired) and pinch ends to seal. 

Whole-Grain Apple Strudel preparation step 12

Brush dough with remaining butter and bake on middle rack of preheated oven at 400°F until golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Let cool slightly before dusting with powdered sugar and serving.