Apple Strudel – The original recipe from Trentino – Alto Adige

Do you know about Trento province apple strudel? No?!?! It’s a typical dessert here, but its roots are far away.

 Rovereto Hostel - Apple StrudelIts origins are to be found with the Turks. At the time of their domination of Hungarian territory, they imported an apple dessert similar to strudel, called baklava. Over time, the original recipe was revisited and transformed into the current strudel, which was imported to Trento province during the Austro-Hungarian domination of southern Tyrol. Trentino and Alto Adige are two Italian provinces that make this delightful dessert today. Thanks to the delicious apples grown in Val di Non, it has become an unmissable delicacy in all seasons of the year.

 Precisely for this reason, we propose using Golden apples, even though the original recipe calls for Rennet apples. Prepare the strudel, enjoy it with a steaming cup of mulled wine, and take a bath in the scents and flavors of the beautiful Trento province!

Portions for 4 people

Preparation time: about  30 minutes

Cooking time: about  50 minutes

Degree of difficultyEasy

Rovereto Hostel - Apple Strudel


270 g of flour type “00”

130 g of butter

1 egg

1 kg of Golden apples

80 g of raisins

50 g of pine nuts

100 g of granulated sugar

The zest of 2 lemons

1/2 tablespoon of ground cinnamon

1 small glass of Trentino grappa


First, prepare the short crust dough by mixing the flour with 50 g of soft butter, the glass of grappa, and the egg. Once you have obtained a soft


and homogeneous dough, let it rest for 15 minutes, and then roll out the dough until you get a sheet as thin as possible. Place it on a cloth or tablecloth, and leaving an edge of about 3 cm, stuff it with the apples cut into thin slices, raisins, pine nuts, two tablespoons of sugar and 50 g of flaked butter. Now roll the strudel, helping yourself with the cloth and lightly squeezing it. Close the ends, transfer the strudel to a greased and floured baking sheet, and brush it with an egg yolk.

Bake for 50 minutes in a preheated oven.

Rovereto Hostel - Apple StrudelFor doubts, frustrations, hesitations, desire to be together, or curiosity, our chef Franco is always at your disposal! He’s friendly and a lover of good Trento province cuisine … call us or write to us!!!

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Manager di Ostello Città di Rovereto e da sempre appassionato delle Cose Belle di Rovereto e del Trentino Alto Adige. Amo escursioni in famiglia e, più impegnative, con amici in alta montagna. Scrivimi e avrai consigli, suggerimenti e proposte interessanti!

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