Apple Toaster Strudel From Scratch (Homemade) Recipe

Published on August 13th 2023 by Sarah Leadon.
Last updated on June 8th 2024
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Close up shot of Apple Toaster Strudel on top of wooden board

Apple Toaster Strudels are a delicious reminder of childhood. The flaky pastry and sweet apple filling instantly transport you back to the first moment you tasted this nostalgic treat. However, store-bought Apple Toaster Strudels are often unhealthy. Luckily, you can make apple toaster strudels from scratch. This version is made from gluten-free pastry dough and is slathered with a homemade apple filling and baked until golden brown. The Apple Toaster Strudel is then drizzled with sugar-free cream cheese icing and ready to eat. Your favorite childhood memories will come to mind as you devour these Apple Toaster Strudels. Enjoy with a hot cup of Cinnamon Tea.

How many calories are in an apple toaster strudel?

Each apple toaster strudel contains 390 calories.

Can you eat toaster strudels for breakfast?

Yes, Toaster strudels can be eaten for breakfast and paired with fresh fruit or your favorite breakfast items.

Can you air Fry Toaster Strudel?

Yes, Toaster Strudels can be air fried. Line the air fryer basket with a parchment paper round, then place the two Toaster Strudels into the basket. Cook them at 350°F for 5 minutes, flip them over, and cook for an additional 2–3 minutes until they are golden brown.

Can Vegans eat toaster strudels?

Unfortunately, toaster sturdels are not vegan. However, you can find vegan brands or make vegan toaster strudels from scratch.

Author: Sarah Leadon
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Time & Serves

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
34 mins
Total Time
49 mins
4 persons


Apple Toaster Strudel:
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter

  • 2 large Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored, grated

  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar Substitute, packed

  • 1 1/4 teaspoons Cornstarch

  • Juice of 1/2 a Lemon

  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

  • 1/8 teaspoon Ground Ginger

  • 1/8 teaspoon Ground Allspice

  • 1/8 teaspoon Ground Cloves

  • 2 sheets Gluten-Free Pie/Pastry Dough, thawed

  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

  • 1 teaspoon pure Vanilla Extract

  • 1 small Egg

  • 1 tablespoon of Water

Cream Cheese Icing:
  • 2 ounces Cream Cheese

  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar Substitute

  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract


Apple Toaster Strudel:

Preheat oven to 375 °F.

Prepare oven for baking

Place butter into a small sauce pot and set it on the stove over low heat.

Prepare small pan with the butter on it

Add the grated apples and stir to combine.

Cooked grated apples

Add brown sugar substitute, cornstarch, lemon juice, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, salt, and vanilla extract, and mix to combine.

Mixing in the sugar and other ingredients for the Apple strudel

Cook for 8–10 minutes until the mixture thickens, then remove from the stove and let cool completely.

Cooking the Apple Toaster Strudel

Dust your countertop with gluten-free flour, then place one sheet of pastry dough onto your countertop.

Preparing the pastry puff on the countertop

Dust pastry dough lightly with gluten-free flour and roll it into a square.

Dusting and rolling the pastry puff

Cut pastry dough into four even-sized squares.

Cutting pastry puff into 4 sizes

Place them onto a parchment-lined baking sheet 1 inch apart.

Placing the pastry puff into the baking pan

Repeat steps 6-9 and set them aside.

Preparing the  other side of the pastry puff

Whisk the egg and water in a small bowl until combined to make the egg wash.

Preparing the egg wash

Place a heaping teaspoon of the apple filling in the center of each rectangle and spread it out, leaving a 1/2-inch border.

Putting the apple filling into the pastry puff

Brush the remaining pastry dough with eggwash. Place pastry dough on top of the apple filling egg wash side down.

Brushing egg wash onto the other side of the pastry puff

To seal the apple toaster strudel, press a fork into the edges of the puff pastry.

Sealing the edges of the Apple Toaster Strudel

Prick the top of each apple toaster strudel with a fork.

Pricking the tops of the Apple Toaster Strudel

Bake the apple toaster strudels for 25 minutes until golden brown.

Baking the Apple Toaster Strudel

Let the apple toaster strudels cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then place them on a cooling rack and cool completely.

Cooling down the baked Apple Toaster Strudel
Cream Cheese Icing:

Add cream cheese, powdered sugar substitute, cinnamon, and vanilla extract to a small bowl and beat with a hand mixer until smooth and combined.

Preparing the glace for the Apple Toaster Strudel

Place cream cheese icing into a piping bag. Cut the tip of the bag off, and drizzle over each apple toaster strudel.

Preparing the piping bag of the cream cheese icing

Let the apple toaster strudels sit for 10–15 minutes until the glaze sets before serving.

Serving the Apple Toaster Strudel
Sarah Leadon

Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

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Sarah Leadon

Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

More posts by Sarah Leadon