Oktoberfest Strudel with Mustard Sauce

Holiday Strudel with Mustard Sauce

Serve as an appetizer (8 portions) or slice larger as an entrée. (4 portions)


3/4 cup melted German butter

1 cup minced onion

1 large Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and diced

1 1/2 cups drained German Wine Sauerkraut

2 tsp caraway seeds

8 phyllo sheets

1/4 cup German sweet mustard

1 pound authentic German knackwurst or bratwurst, thinly sliced

Mustard Sauce:

1 tbsp German butter

1 tbsp flour

1 cup light cream

3 tbsp German sweet mustard

1 tsp paprika


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large skillet, over medium heat, warm 2 tablespoons butter, sauté onion for 3 minutes. Add diced apple and sauté 3 more minutes. Remove from heat, stir in sauerkraut and caraway, and mix well.

On a large baking sheet, lay out one sheet of phyllo and fold in half lengthwise and brush with about 1 tablespoon butter. Repeat layering. Spread mustard over last layer of phyllo. Then spread sauerkraut filling along the long lengthwise side to the center of the dough leaving a 1 1/2-inch border around the edges. Top sauerkraut with knackwurst or bratwurst slices; roll jellyroll-style folding in the short edges. Place seam-side down on pan; brush top with butter and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Meanwhile prepare mustard sauce. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat, stir in flour to form a smooth past. Slowly stir in cream and continue stirring to keep lumps from forming. Whisk in mustard and heat through. Slice warm strudel and serve in a pool of mustard sauce. Sprinkle mustard sauce with paprika.