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Apple Strudel with White Chocolate Drizzle

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Apple Strudel with White Chocolate Drizzle is the flakiest, most delicious strudel you’ll ever taste! Made with storebought filo dough, this is an easy, elegant, and impossible to resist recipe!

Apple Strudel with White Chocolate Drizzle on a long white platter

Apple Strudel with White Chocolate Drizzle

Call me nuts, but I just joined another blog party. This one is the brainchild of my dear friend, Roxana, of Roxana’s Home Baking and aptly named Chocolate Party. Now you see why I couldn’t resist. For our first month’s kick-off, we were to whip up a dish using apples and chocolate. I was stymied at first, but then I thought of strudel…so how about an apple strudel with a white chocolate glaze? I’m thinking irresistible!

Apple Strudel with White Chocolate Drizzle slice on a square white plate
I had a couple of friends over for a meeting and placed this on the table…it wasn’t long before they both dug in. One couldn’t believe it was homemade, and the other, who knows how much I bake, asked if I made the filo….nope, but I was flattered that she imagined me capable. They both approved. Hubby did, too. I felt mine was a little heavy on the dough, so I adjusted the recipe to trim the filo into nearly a square…I wanted the emphasis to be on the fruit.
You are invited to link up any Chocolate Apple recipe you make in September to our Chocolate Party page. Check it out for tons of chocolate inspiration!!!


Apple Strudel with White Chocolate Drizzle on a long white platter

Apple Strudel with White Chocolate Drizzle

Apple Strudel made with filo dough.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Yield 6 servings



  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon Calvados
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 vanilla bean (split in half lengthwise)
  • 3 cups 1/2 inch apple cubes (I used a combination of Granny Smith and yellow delicious)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch


  • 9 sheets of filo dough (defrosted)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (melted)
  • 6 tablespoons Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  • 4 ounces white chocolate chopped
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1 teaspoon Frangelico
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (sifted)


  1. Combine juice, Calvados, cinnamon and vanilla bean in a saucepan. Simmer for 3-4 minutes till reduced by half. Discard cinnamon and vanilla bean. Add apples and sugar and cook till apples are tender. Mix cornstarch in the 1 tablespoon of apple juice, then add to apples and cook till liquid boils and thickens. Allow apples to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 375º. Line baking sheet with parchment and set aside.
  3. Mix the Panko and sugar in a small bowl. Set aside. Take filo out of box, cut 3-4 inches off of 9 sheets of filo (making more of a square shape than a rectangle...dimensions don't have to be exact), put the rest away for another use. Cover the 9 sheets with plastic, then a damp towel.
  4. Place a dry kitchen towel on the counter. Place one piece of filo on the towel and brush lightly with melted butter. Repeat with second sheet of filo. After brushing the second sheet with butter, sprinkle with a scant 2 tablespoons of Panko sugar mixture, then repeat two more times, brushing and layering two sheets with butter, then sprinkling with Panko. With last 3 sheets, just layer and brush each with butter.
  5. Spoon filling along side of filo stack closest to you, in a strip about 3 inches wide starting an inch away from one side and extending almost all the way across. Use towel to roll dough up like a jelly roll. Push any escaped apples back into strudel and place seam side down onto parchment paper lined baking sheet. Brush exposed filo with butter, then cut slashes across top on the diagonal (place where you'd be cutting slices after it's baked), cutting almost through the top crust.
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes, till golden. While cooling make icing.
  7. In microwave safe bowl, melt chopped white chocolate and cream stopping and stirring every 15-20 seconds till smooth. Add vanilla and Frangelico, then powdered sugar. Whisk till smooth. Place in quart ziplock bag and seal. Allow to cool. Snip off corner and drizzle over cooled strudel.


Inspired by Bon Appetit


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