Easy Apple Strudel is made with only six ingredients and comes together in no time. Apples are cooked down with sugar and cinnamon and wrapped up in puff pastry, brushed with an egg wash and topped with sanding sugar. Then its baked to perfect for a puffy, light and tasty apple dessert.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
Combine apples, sugar and cinnamon together in a medium bowl, tossing to coat. Set aside.
Unfold one sheet of puff pastry and place it onto the prepared baking sheet. Roll it out to a 12×16 rectangle. On the long ends, use a sharp knife to cut in 2 inches from either end, creating strips that you can fold up.
Repeat with the other sheet of puff pastry.
Layer half of the apple mixture down the center of the puff pastry and fold in the strips, alternating sides to create a braided look. Repeat with the remaining apples and sheet of puff pastry.
Lightly beat the egg in a small bowl and brush on top of both puff pastry braids.
Sprinkle the sanding sugar on top of both braids.
Bake for 18-20 minutes or until lightly golden.
Cool slightly on the baking sheet before cutting into 4-6 pieces per braid.
If you don’t have sanding sugar, a coarse sugar will work the same.
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