Easy Apple Strudel With Cinnamon Icing
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
- 4 8oz. cans of crescent roll dough
- 1 21oz. can of apple pie filling
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons water
- 2/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons milk
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
NotesSubstitute for cherry instead of apple for a new flavor!
- On a parchment-Lined surface, roll out 2 cans of crescent roll dough. Pinch the seams and edges together to create one continuous sheet. These will become the bottom pieces. Repeat again with two more cans of dough to create the top pieces.
- Use a pizza roller or knife to cut out 8 to 10 rectangles from each sheet. Cut off the excess dough and set aside.
- Place 4 rectangular pieces on each parchment-lined cookie sheet, leaving about 2 inches of room between each one so you have room to crimp
- Use any excess dough to patch up any rectangles with holes or misshapen edges.
- Use a fork to cut the apple pie filling into chunks, then scoop about 1 or 2 forkfuls into the center of each piece of dough, forming a smaller rectangle.
- Leave about 1/4” inch unfilled around the edges in order to seal the pies. You can sprinkle a bit of cinnamon on top of the filling if you’d like.
- Cover with another rectangle, and crimp edges with a fork. Use a knife to clean up any extra long crimped edges, this mainly happens around the corners. Make three small diagonal slits on top of each pie.
- In a small bowl, beat egg and water together. Brush lightly over pastry.
- Bake for 13 to 15 minutes at 375F.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. To speed up cooling, let sit on counter for five or ten minutes, then place in fridge for about 20 minutes.
- Icing: In a small bowl use a fork to mix powdered sugar, milk, vanilla extract and cinnamon together until smooth and thick. Add a bit more powdered sugar if it’s too runny.
- Use a fork to diagonally drizzle icing over the strudels.
- Best served warm, microwave for about 15 seconds before serving. Goes great with coffee or tea!