Recipe: Apple Strudel

Alex's Family Strudel

By Alex Chester 

My Grandmama makes the best Apple Strudel. It has taken me years to get her to teach me out to make this. Her Apple Strudel is pure gold to me. My mother and I will fight over it. My friends beg for it. So you all should be freaking honored I got her to write her recipe down for your own baking pleasure.

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Apple Strudel
  • 1 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Cup Bisquick
  • 1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Apples
  • To taste Walnuts
  • To taste Raisins
  • 1 Jar Strawberry Jam
  • 3 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • Crisco
  • Optional Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Lemon
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Peel and slice 2 apples thin. Drizzle with a little lemon juice 3. Lightly grease a baking sheet 4. Add together:
  • 1 1/2 Cups of flour
  • 1 Cup of Bisquick
  • 1/4 Cup of vegetable oil
  • add warm water to get to consistency to form a ball
  • 5. Flour cutting board 6. Divide dough into 2 - 3 pieces and roll out each piece. 7. Spread rolled out dough with strawberry jam 8. Add apple slices, walnuts, and raisins 9. Add a mixture of cinnamon and sugar 10. Add dots of Crisco (about 4 that are 1/4 teaspoon size 11. Sprinkle with a little flour 12. Roll up, cut slits in top of roll, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture 13. Bake until brown
    Yield: 1 Strudel


    Alex Chester is the creator and producer of the theatre company WeSoHapa - a theatre based on diversity and inclusion. She is a New York City based columnist for On Stage Blog and contributing writer for and HuffPo. She also hosts a podcast with fellow writer Melissa Slaughter,  We're Not All Ninjas.  Follow her on Twitter/Instagram @AlexFChester if you like food and cats.