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Strudel dough wrapped around an apple filling for Apple Strudel.

Strudel Dough Recipe

Strudel Dough is a flaky crust that can work with both sweet and savory fillings, depending on what you're making. Let the dough rest for 30 minutes at room temperature to make it easier to handle.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings (1/4 roll each)
Calories 222kcal



  • In a large bowl with a whisk by hand, mix together the flour, salt, and sugar. Add eggs and vegetable oil, and water, and mix until dough is smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rest for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  • Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper (add melted butter to the parchment if desired; see note 1).
  • On the counter, lay a clean kitchen towel down and lightly dust with flour. Divide dough into two pieces. Place one piece of the dough onto the floured towel and using a rolling pin, roll out into a rectangle shape, about 1/8 inch thick.
  • Place half of your preferred filling mixture along the long edge of the dough. using the kitchen towel to assist, roll the dough around the filling tightly. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling.
  • Place both strudels seam-side down onto the prepared baking sheet (brush with an egg wash if desired; see note 2). Place in oven and bake until crust is golden brown, about 25-30 minutes. Allow to cool completely on the baking sheet.



  1. Butter: Like phyllo dough, some strudel doughs are brushed with butter before baking for a richer taste. We often add 1 cup (2 sticks) melted butter straight to the baking sheet, on top of the parchment, for a similar result.
  2. Egg wash: For a rich golden brown color, beat 1 egg with 1 tablespoon water and brush on the formed strudels before baking.
  3. Yield: This recipe makes enough strudel dough for 2 long strudels, enough for about 8 dessert or brunch side dish-size servings.


Serving: 1 slice | Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 2mg