Sour Cherry Strudel


Preparation info
  • Makes 1 strudel,


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafes of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague

By Rick Rodgers

Published 2002

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Make this strudel in the summer, when sour cherries enjoy their short season. Frozen cherries give off too much water when baked and make a soggy strudel, so fresh are a must. Sweet Bing cherries will work, but once you’ve tasted the sour ones, you’ll never go back.


  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted, divided
  • cups fresh bread crumbs</


  1. Heat 3 tablespoons of the melted butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bread crumbs and cook, stirring often, until golden and toasted, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside to cool completely.
  2. Position a rack in the upper third of th