"This favorite belongs to my brother Franco and my son-in-law Corrado. I always make it at a family meal in the fall, when the apples are in season, and I know they will both be there. Strudel is a Middle European dessert that is very common in the Italian region of Friuli-Venezia-Giulia and on the peninsula of Istria, where I grew up. But strudel is loved everywhere, especially at our restaurant Becco, where it is served warm with vanilla sauce and cinnamon ice cream. I make many variations on the theme, sometimes by adding fresh cranberries and or squash to the apples. Like in the recipe in Lidia’s Family Table, it makes it a very seasonal Thanksgiving treat."
— Lidia Bastianich