Klara's Traditional Croatian Apple Strudel Recipe - Strudel od Jakuba

Klara's Traditional Croatian Apple Strudel Recipe - Strudel od Jakuba

This recipe for Croatian apple strudel, strudel od jakuba, is made with filo dough and is from Klara Cvitanovich of New Orleans.
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  • Serves: 2 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Step 2

    On a clean, dry dish towel, place 1 sheet filo dough. Brush lightly with melted butter, beginning with edges and working toward the center.
  3. Step 3

    Repeat with 4 more sheets of filo dough, placing them one on top of the other. Remember to butter the fourth sheet.
  4. Step 4

    Place half the sliced apples evenly along one long side of filo dough in about a 4-inch-wide strip.
  5. Step 5

    Then sprinkle half the nuts, raisins, zest, sugar, and breadcrumbs over the apples.
  6. Step 6

    Roll jellly-roll fashion, using a dish towel as an aid.
  7. Step 7

    Turn the ends under and brush the entire strudel with melted butter. Place seam-side down on a parchment-lined sheet pan.
  8. Step 8

    Repeat with remaining 5 filo sheets and rest of filling.
  9. Step 9

    Bake about 45 minutes, or until golden brown.
  10. Step 10

    Remove from oven, cool, and dust with confectioners' sugar.
  11. Step 11

    Serve and enjoy! More Recipes From Klara Cvitanovich