Italian Recipe

Apple strudel

Ingredients for the short-crust pastry:

  • 400 g flour
  • 125 g sugar
  • 250 g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 sachet of baking powder
  • 1 sachet of vanilla sugar
  • Grated lemon rind
  • 1 pinch of salt

Ingredients for the apple filling:

  • 8 apples from the Italian Alps
  • 40 g raisins
  • 20 g pine nuts
  • 2 sachets of vanilla sugar
  • 40 g bread crumbs
  • 10 g sugar
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon
  • Grated lemon rind
  • 20 ml rum
  • Egg to glaze
  • Powdered sugar for garnish

Preparation:The ingredients should be at room temperature. Coat the oven tray with butter and leave in a cool place. Mix all the pastry ingredients together thoroughly, then knead  and leave to rest in a cool and dry place. Wash the apples then peel, core, quarter and cut into smaller pieces and mix with the other ingredients for the filling. Knead the pastry once again and roll it out. Cut the pastry to fit the oven tray. Spread the apple filling lengthways along the centre of the pastry. Lift the two edges to meet in the centre and coat with egg. Cut the remaining pastry into strips and use to decorate the strudel. Add another coating of egg and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180° C for 50-60 minutes.


Suggested apples:
Golden Delicious

Italian Recipes

Apples Puffs

Ingredients (serves approx. 8 persons):

  • 3 apples from the Italian Alps
  • 1 pack of fresh flaky pastry
    (or alternatively, homemade pastry)
  • 6 spoons of cane sugar

Preparation:Peel and core the apples, then slice them thinly. Divide the pastry into squares of approx. 10 cm (3.9 inches). Cut apples into small slices (about 1 cm), roll the pastry into a circle and cut it into 6-8 squares. Add the apple to the centre of small square and sprinkle each with a spoonful of sugar (cane is best). Pat the parcel into a pyramid shape, pinching the corners together.  Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees, for about 20-25 minutes, until golden brown. Leave to cool before serving. Delicious! Especially if eaten while still warm.


Suggested apples:
Golden and Braeburn

Russian Recipe

Apple Pie


  • 4 apples from the Italian Alps
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 tea spoon of baking soda with vinegar,
    or 1/2 tea spoon of a baking powder
  • vanilla essence

How to prepare:First wash, peel and slice the apples. Whisk the eggs well with some sugar. Mix the vanilla essence, soda, and vinegar (or baking powder) and  flour together in a large bowl. Wash and thinly peel the apples and cut into thin segments. Combine the sliced apples with the sugar (it is possible to add starch, if the apples are juicy) in a large bowl. Place the mix in a greased pan and cover it with apples. Starting with the long end, roll into a log, jelly-roll style. Gently stir the contents and let the dough form a layer over the apples until they are completely covered. Bake for 30-40 minutes at 200 degrees.


Suggested apples:
Golden and Braeburn