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Apple Strudel Filling


  • 8-10 medium apples (preferably Gala or Macintosh)
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 tbsp rum (optional) for soaking raisins


  1. Place raisins in a small bowl and soak them in a cup of warm water mixed with rum (optional). While the raisins soak, prepare the apples.

    soaking raisins
  2. Wash and peal the apples.

  3. Slice the apples into very thin slices.

    sliced apples
  4. Place the sliced apples in the sieve. Sprinkle them with lemon juice to avoid browning and let them rest for about 10 - 15 minutes. Gently stir the apples to allow the extra juice to drain.

  5. Transfer the apples to a large mixing bowl and add the brown sugar, cinnamon, and raisins, and gently stir with a spoon.

    apples with raisins and cinnamon
  6. The filling is ready to be added to the dough to make the apple strudel.