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Easy Apple Strudel Recipe With Cinnamon Icing

If you have a sweet tooth, you’re going to love this easy apple strudel recipe! They’re perfect for breakfast or dessert.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 to 10
Calories 170kcal
Author savorandsavvy.com


  • 4 Crescent Roll Dough 8 oz
  • 1 can Apple Pie Filling 21 oz or your favorite homemade filling
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 teaspoons Water
  • cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1½ to 2 tablespoons Milk
  • tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ teaspoon Cinnamon


  • On a parchment-lined surface, roll out 2 cans of crescent roll dough. Pinch 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. You should have two large, separate sheets of dough.
  • Use a knife to cut each sheet into 8 to 10 rectangles (mine were about 5” long and 3” wide). Cut off excess dough and set aside. 
    Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper and place four rectangles on each sheet (or five to a sheet, if making 10 strudels), leaving about 2 inches of room between each rectangle. Use excess dough to patch up any rectangles with holes or misshapen edges.
  • Use a fork to cut the apple pie filling into chunks. Scoop 1 to 2 forkfuls into the center of each bottom piece. Leave about ¼” unfilled around the edges (Optional: Sprinkle filling with a bit of cinnamon before closing).
    Cover with another rectangle, and crimp edges with a fork. Use a knife to clean up any extra long crimped edges. Make three small diagonal slits on top of each piece.
  • In a small bowl, beat egg and water together. Brush lightly over pastry (most of it will be left over, we just want a light coating over each piece).
    Bake for 13 to 15 minutes at 375F. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  • Icing: Use a fork to mix together powdered sugar, milk, vanilla extract and cinnamon in a small bowl until smooth and thick. Add a bit more powdered sugar if too runny.
    Once strudels have cooled, use a fork to drizzle icing diagonally over the pies. Allow icing to harden. Then enjoy!


Note: There are (4) 8oz cans of Crescent Dough used. To make the calorie counter has me breaking them out this way and I don't want anyone to be confused. To make the amount shown, you will need 4 cans! 


Serving: 8g | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 40mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.5mg