Apple pie is one of the best parts of Thanksgiving. But once the holiday's over and Christmas commercials start airing, eggnog, peppermint, and gingerbread-flavored foods get free reign on menus. I like a cookie and a glass of eggnog every now and then, but I don't understand why warm, soft apple filling inside a flaky pastry crust has to go by the wayside come December. Thankfully, apple strudel is a delicious stand-in that lets you enjoy fruit dessert through the New Year.
Here are 6 tasty strudels in the D.C. area—some traditional and apple-filled, and other more unusual options. Check out our picks in the slideshow, and let us know your favorites in the comments below!
About the author: Abbey Becker is DC metro area native that spends her time cooking, eating, watching the Cooking Channel, and trying to find people who appreciate Wegman's as much as she does. She works at a university to pay the bills, but secretly spends part of her day looking up new restaurants and recipes to try.