Planning to make apple strudel in bulk or ahead of time? Wondering if you can freeze the apple strudel to keep it for longer? Yes, you can! But you should pay attention to a few details. Let’s find them out!
I’m in love with the apple strudel because you can make it very easily and you can’t get wrong with it, but even if it is very easy to make, sometimes you don’t have even this little time to make this delicious apple pie.
Because of that, when I make the apple strudel, usually I make them in bulk and then freeze them uncooked. In that way, when I need to put a delicious dessert on the table, I can bake the apple strudel directly from the frozen one and this will save me a lot of time.
Can You Freeze Apple Strudel?
Yes, the baked apple strudel can be frozen for up to 6 months in the freezer. For the best results, freeze it pre-baked. In order to keep it fresh, move it into the freezer as soon as it cools down, and use an air-tight container.
Pro Tip: If you did your apple strudel with phyllo pastry, I recommend rolling them tightly in plastic wrap film before freezing. This will help the apple strudel to keep its shape.
Needed Items for Freezing:
How to Defrost it?
You can leave it on the table at room temperature for about 4-5 hours, or for even better results, leave it overnight in the fridge on the top shelf of the fridge.
If you’re looking for the quickest variant to thaw the apple strudel, bake it for about 10 minutes at 350°F.
Best Recipes to Try in The Air Fryer:
Can You Make It Ahead of Time?
Yes, you can make the apple strudel ahead of time. For the best results, it is recommended to make it ahead and freeze it uncooked. When needed, remove it from the fridge, and bake it directly from the freezer. Just add 10 minutes to the cooking time that was indicated in the recipe.
Can I Cook Uncooked Apple Strudel From Frozen?
Yes. It is recommended to cook the apple strudel directly from the frozen because, in that way, you will avoid flowing the filling and juice from the apple strudel. If you will cook the strudel directly from the frozen, just add 10 minutes of extra baking time.
Pro Tip: Keep in mind that cooking temperature will depend on the type of dough you used for the apple strudel. If you go with puff pastry, you will need to bake the apple strudel and 400°F, if you decide to use phyllo, then it will be enough 350-375°F to bake it perfectly.
How Do You Store It?
It all depends on how quickly you plan to eat the apple strudel. If in the next couple of hours, then you can keep it directly on the table at room temperature. If you plan to eat it in a few days, consider keeping it in the fridge. If you see that you will not be able to finish it in a few days, it will be better to keep it in the freezer for the best results.
How Long Does It Sit in the Fridge?
If you have any apple strudel leftovers you can wait until it will cool down, cover it with a plastic film, and keep them in the fridge for up to one week as there is nothing that can go wrong. The sooner you will eat it, the better texture you will get.
How Long Can You Keep It on the Countertop?
If you will let it on the countertop or on the table, it is recommended to eat it within 36 hours. Keep in mind that if you do not cover it with something, it will dry out.
Do You Love Your Air Fryer?
Level up your experience even more with these air fryer accessories!
Because of that, consider covering it with foil, plastic wrap, or a clean kitchen towel.
How to Eat the Apple Strudel: Cold or Warm?
It all depends on your preferences. Someone prefers eating the apple strudel cold, someone hot directly from the oven. Personally, I like it more when it is cold.
How to Reheat It?
Reheating in Microwave
Place the apple strudel on a microwave-safe plate, cover with a paper towel and reheat it for about 2 minutes in the microwave on the medium option.
Reheating in the Oven
If you need to reheat a larger amount of apple strudels you can use the oven. For that, preheat the oven by letting the apple strudel reheat for about 5 minutes at 400°F.
Reheating In the Air Fryer
You can also pre-heat the air fryer and reheat the apple strudel for about 5-6 minutes at 350°F.
Answering Your Questions:
Can You Freeze Apple Pie Filling?
Yes, you can make a larger amount of apple strudel filling, to divide it into portions (exactly that you need to make one strudel) and when you will need to prepare a delicious apple strudel, you can defrost the apple strudel filling, take a puff pastry and make a quick and delicious apple strudel.
Can You Freeze Apple Strudel Slices?
If you know that you will not eat it all at once, it is recommended to cut the apple strudel into servings and freeze it portioned. In that way, you will not need to refreeze the apple strudel and will get the best texture and taste from your delicious apple pie.
Leave a Reply