The Feasting Fox's Warm Apple Strudel: A Simple and Comforting European-Style Dessert



Welcome to Sugar High, a series devoted solely to spotlighting the best ways to sate a sweet tooth in St. Louis. We'll sample the best the city has to offer at restaurants, bakeries and holes-in-the-wall, and provide some insight on how these confections are made along the way.

The Feasting Fox's apple strudel. | Photos by Mabel Suen
  • The Feasting Fox's apple strudel. | Photos by Mabel Suen

Some desserts simply stand the test of time, and the warm apple strudel at the the Feasting Fox (4200 South Grand Boulevard; 314-352-3500) is no exception. Chef Joe Feltmann, who has headed up the kitchen the German-themed restaurant for fourteen years, says this classic has held its spot on the dessert menu for as long as he can remember.

See also: Happy Hour at the Feasting Fox

A look at the layers.
  • A look at the layers.

In his version of the European treat, sliced apples get warmly spiced with cinnamon, sugar and ground cloves, plus a bit of flour to bind the filling together. Instead of the traditional bread-like pastry jacket, he utilizes delicate sheets of phyllo dough to lend a light, flaky contrast to the tender apples. Served warm with a generous drizzle of creme anglaise, it's a familiar and comforting end to any meal.

Besides the apple strudel, look for more dessert options at the Feasting Fox including housemade a Black Forest torte ($3.95) and German chocolate cake ($3.95) -- all available à la mode.

Previously on Sugar High: - I Scream Cake's "I Scream Sammys" - LuciAnna's Pastries' Chocolate-Mousse Cheesecake - Spoon Baking Company's Spoon Cookie - Insomnia Cookies' S'mores Deluxe Cookie - Living Room's Peanut-Butter Chocolate-Chip Cookie - Stimulus Baking Company's Pad-Thai Cupcake - La Bonne Bouchée's Strawberry-Mousseline Cake - Pie Oh My's Pumpkin-Maple Pecan Pie - Annie Moons' Banana-Split Muffins - Cyrano's Carrot Cake - Whitebox Eatery's Cheese Pastry - Comet Coffee's Mousse Cakes - Whisk's Apple-Cinnamon "Pop Tartlets" - The London Tea Room's Blueberry-Lemon Cake - Corner 17's Fluffy Ice - The Fountain on Locust's "Banana Bourbon" Sundae - Vinnie's Pinwheel Baklava - Red Fox Baking & Catering's Lemon Tart - Sugarfire Smokehouse's Crack Pie - Russell on Macklind's Coconut Cake - The Kitchen Sink's Sweet Potato Fries - Giovanni's Kitchen's Panna Cotta Trio - Crepes Etc.'s Crepe Cake - Cafe Ventana's Beignets - Frida's Raspberry-Chocolate Avocado Mousse - India Palace's Gulab Jamun - Melt's "Violet Beauregarde" Waffle - Brevan's Patisserie's "Brendan" - Winslow's Home's Chocolate Cake with Espresso Meringue - La Patisserie Chouquette's Eclair - Black Bear Bakery's Raspberry Oat Bar - Gelateria's London Fog Gelato - 4 Seasons Bakery's German Cheesecake - Libertine's "Candy Bar" - Cleveland-Heath's Old Fashioned Cherry Pie - Schlafly Tap Room and Bottleworks' Sticky Toffee Pudding

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