Poor Man’s Strudel

by Laura on July 30, 2013

in Pastry


Many of the recipes I dig up from my mother’s collection are copies of handwritten (or scribbled) on a sheet of tattered paper my grandmother or great aunts wrote. At times it is hard to decipher the directions, as they often only contain the bare essential instructions. Here, I include my Grandmother’s recipe for Poor Man’s Strudel – as she wrote it out many years ago. This is one of the easier recipes to read.

2 cups flour

2 sticks of Imperial oleo

work like pie dough

1/2 cup buttermilk

divide in 3 balls, makes 3 strudels

put in icebox overnight

roll out and put on ungreased cookie sheet

put bread crumbs and apples sliced thin (3 large or 4 small)

sugar and cinnamon


poke holes in it

bake 400 for 1/2 hour


cheese filling

1 pack small curd cottage cheese

1 large egg – 3/4 cup sugar, 2 or 3 tbsp tapioca

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

make 1 hour ahead so tapioca melts

bake 350 1 hour


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