An iconic, warm and comforting apple-filled pastry

Apfelstrudel is a thin, crisp, buttery pastry wrapped around a luscious apple-cinnamon filling. Even if you have never tried it before it, the warming, spiced flavors of apfelstrudel will taste familiar. A seasonal dish which manages to be simple and exquisite simultaneously, apfelstrudel is popular in both Austria and Germany; it is typically served with custard or vanilla ice-cream and is a common menu item in cafes and restaurants in both countries. Although originating in Vienna, apfelstrudel has been lovingly adopted, by home cooks and commercially, as a favorite pastry in Germany.

photo by Pero Mrvica via CC, adapted by ParTASTE.