Easy Apple Strudel Rolls

Apple recipes rock as much as pumpkin! Well, I know that some might disagree but I like them both equally.
I’m sharing an easy and awesome apple recipe today. It’s Apple Strudel Rolls, they are made with pizza dough, Granny Smith apples, raisins and pecans….oh and super easy to make!

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 I love apple strudel as much as the next guy, but it can be such a pain to make. You probably know that the traditional version is usually made with thin, layered dough, like phyllo dough. Phyllo dough is very thin, so you would have to use many layers and each layer should be lightly brushed with butter. It is a time consuming process. I love using phyllo dough for desserts, but only when I have the time. When I’m in a time crunch, I find other ways.

This weekend, I had a craving for some apple strudel. As much as I love the traditional apple strudel, I just didn’t have much time between grading assignments, doing my own assignments, hyper kiddo and housework. So, I took a shortcut and it turned out Deeelicious!

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These Apple Strudel Rolls came out so good! We finished them all in one sitting. Apples, cinnamon, raisins, nuts….all in one roll!!


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Easy Apple Strudel Rolls


  • 1 Pillsbury refrigerated pizza dough (original)
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Apple Pie Spice
  • 2 large Granny Smith Apple
  • 1/2 cup of raising
  • 1/4 cup of chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp brown sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 and line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Core and chop the apple. Combine the chopped apple, raisins, pecans, vanilla and 1 tsp of brown sugar in a bowl. Mix well.
  3. Cook the apple mixture in the pan, on medium heat and covered, until the apple starts to become soft. Set aside.
  4. Mix 2 tbs of brown sugar and apple pie spice. Roll out the dough and spread the sugar/spice mixture.
  5. Spread the apple mixture evenly on the dough. Roll up the dough and cut it into 1-inch thick pieces.
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until the rolls are golden brown.


Recipe from Lyuba @ willcookforsmiles.com

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  1. These certainly do look like a delicious shortcut!! All the goodies rolled in one scrumptious roll??!!! Yes, please!!

  2. Oh yes, so very good!

  3. So love the fact that there are raisins added to this!!

  4. I love apple and pumpkin equally too! I really love these easy and delicious looking apple strudels! Go Pillsbury for the win again!!!

  5. Fantastic! what a great idea and they look delicious! Pinned!

  6. What a fun way to use pizza dough! And I agree that apples are totally as definitively fall as pumpkin :)

  7. These look amazing and I L. O. V. E. simple recipes!

  8. Wow, Lubya, you outdid yourself this time! Looks really good. Just dropping by from the http://www.posedperfection.com link party. Thanks for posting this lovely recipe! Deb @ Kneaded Creations

  9. I love the idea of these Apple Strudel Rolls, looks awesome! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  10. I cannot wait to try these out! Your recipe has been saved and pined!

    Thank you for hoisting the Saturday blog party! I am also co-hosting another one I wanted to invite you to link some of your recipes at:


  11. These strudel rolls look fantastic! Now I’ll have to see if I can find refrigerated pizza dough where I am. :)

  12. Visiting you from Jam hands, What a great idea to use pizza dough.

  13. Saw these on Talent Show Tuesday and had to take a look. They look so delicious, Lyuba! Have already pinned!

  14. Just wanted to let you know I’m featuring this deliciousness on this week’s Block Party! Thanks for linking up :)

  15. I love quick and easy apple desserts like this one. It looks amazing, and the pics are gorgeous. Yum, I wish I could pop one or tow of these into my mouth right now ;)

  16. These look so yummy. I have been making my own pizza dough lately so I can’t wait to give it a try using home made dough!

    • Ooo, add a little apple pie spice to the pizza dough when you are making it a a little but of brown sugar ;) It will be great!
      Thank you, Kaylene!


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