June 17: National Apple Strudel Day

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If you’ve never tried apple strudel, National Apple Strudel Day on June 17th is the day to give it go. You can buy a slice or try your hand at making your own with our easy apple strudel recipes.

Apple strudel is a versatile dish that can be eaten for breakfast without toppings, or can be served as a dessert with whipped cream or ice cream, or for an evening snack sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar.

No one agrees on the history of apple strudel.

Apple strudel is a pastry that seems to have been around forever, so there’s disagreement as to where it originated. Some say it’s from Germany because strudel means “eddy” or “whirlpool” in German, referring to the traditional strudel swirl around the apple filling.

Others think that it originated in Austria where it’s called “apfelstrudel”. The first known recipe is handwritten in a cookbook at the “Wienbibliothek im Rathaus”, the Vienna Town Hall Library, dated 1697.

Some believe it originated from the Greek “güllaç”, a cornstarch pastry with pomegranate, rose water, milk, and nuts.

Or perhaps from the Turkish ‘baklava,’ a multilayered pastry filled with roasted nuts like pistachio and peanuts baked in a syrup.


Wherever it came from, traditional apple strudel is paper-thin dough sheets with a filling of apple, sugar, spices, and sometimes raisins.

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How to celebrate Apple Strudel Day.

Eat apple strudel.

Find a cafe famous for it’s pastries and enjoy a slice of apple strudel. Perfect coffee break celebration of national apple strudel day.

Make apple strudel.

We have two easy breezy apple strudel recipes for you to try. Or, check out our apple strudel movie bucket list – there’s a recipe to match each movie.

World’s easiest apple strudel recipe.

Amazing Apple Strudel Using Phyllo

Watch a must-see film on our Apple Strudel Movie Bucket List.

We have 3 apple strudel movies on our bucket list. A war movie, a romance, and a sci-fi fantasy. All have recipes that match the apple strudel eaten in the movie.

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