Apple Strudel with Pear (Low Calorie)

Apple Strudel with Pear is a  fresh apple and pear filling with a little cinnamon surrounded by a crisp dough makes a deliciously, light dessert.


I can't believe how easy this was to make. I will definitely make it again. Apple Strudel with Pear Low Calorie, Low Fat Dessert

It was surprisingly easy to make a healthy apple strudel.  Phyllo dough is naturally low-fat.  The issue is the amount of butter you use between layers of phyllo and the amount of sugar in the filing.  Happily, both are fairly easy to combat.  Right now apples and pears are beautifully sweet on their own.  They are in season and at their peak.  So you don’t need to add much sugar to make this a sweet dessert.  I also swapped out the butter for cooking spray.  Yes, cooking spray still adds some fat and calories but just spray lightly.

There is a fantastic German restaurant in Cocoa Beach, FL that we love to go to when in town.  They have the most fabulous food from the wonderful salad to the schnitzel to their strudel.  I really wanted to make a strudel that would do justice to my memory of theirs minus the raisins.  Have I told you all how much I hate raisins?  Oh I could go on and on but I won’t.  If you love raisins, throw in a handful.  You won’t see a raisin at our house.  None of us like them. YUCK!


I surprisingly don’t remember eating strudel while in Germany as a kid.  I know SHOCKING!  How is it that I don’t remember something I ate?  I usually remember most of the details.  I certainly remember my apple strudel adventures later in life.  There were unfortunately more bad than good apple strudel.  Most were too sweet or with too many raisins or too much phyllo.  Mine is a nice balance.  The in season apples and pears provide a nice sweetness of their own so I only needed 5 tablespoons of brown sugar to make two apple strudels.

I threw in a little lime juice and zest to mix it up a little and used whole wheat flour as my thickener rather than white flour.  You can make these ahead of time and serve them at room temperature.  You can also reheat them and serve with a little scoop of ice cream.  Anyway you eat your apple strudel, it is delicious.

I can't believe how easy this was to make. I will definitely make it again. Apple Pear Strudel Low Calorie, Low Fat Dessert


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Apple Strudel with Pear

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 strudels
Calories 134 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla


  • 2 granny smith apples peeled, cored and cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1 pear peeled, cored and cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • Zest of a lime
  • 5 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 3 tbsp whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 12 phyllo dough sheets
  • Cooking Spray


  1. Preheat oven to 375º.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the apples, pear, lime zest, sugar, lime juice, flour, cinnamon, vanilla extract, nutmeg and salt.
  3. Lay out the phyllo dough and cover with a damp paper towel. Be sure to cover the phyllo again every time you take a sheet off.
  4. Lay out one sheet of phyllo with the long side horizontal to you. Spray it lightly with cooking spray. Lay another on top and spray lightly. Repeat 4 more times for a total of 6 layers of dough.
  5. Place half the apple mixture down the middle of the sheet leaving a 1 inch border on each end.
  6. Fold over the ends of the dough onto the apples. Then fold the front portion of the phyllo over the apple mixture and roll up tightly (like a burrito).
  7. Place strudel on a baking sheet.
  8. Repeat steps 4 - 7 again with another 6 sheets and the rest of the apple mixture.
  9. Lightly spray the top of the strudel with cooking spray.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes. Allow to cool then serve.

Recipe Notes

I calculated 5  Weight Watcher Smartpoints.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Strudel with Pear
Amount Per Serving
Calories 134 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 13g
Protein 2g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy Healthy Eating,


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  1. Yum. Sounds delicious. I am not sure where you find all your energy to write so many posts and come up with all these creative recipes. :-)
  2. These are looking great! Save a piece for me, please:)
  3. This looks delicious and sounds pretty easy to make. Can't wait to try it.
  4. Yum! These look amazing!
  5. Yum-O these look great! Perfect for a brunch! Thanks for linking at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's
  6. Your Apple Pear Studel looks so good, I just love that combination. Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your tasty recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Come Back Soon! Miz Helen
  7. This looks and sounds WONDERFUL! What a great way to enjoy an apple pie! Thanks for sharing on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker.
  8. Hello! I found you from the Mop it up Mondays link up. I would love to have you come share your post with my readers over at Sassy Little Lady’s Show and Tell Saturday. Hope to see you there! Kathie
  9. I especially love this because I am German and we eat Strudel all the time, but we all know how unhealthy it is. Now you made a healthy one! So in love with it
  10. Christie, your strudel looks wonderful & I love your lighter version. I grew up on strudel and can't wait to try yours. Pinning it :)
  11. Mmmm! I love apple and pear together! I bet this is amazing!
  12. fav


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