The rumen of ruminants contains a variety of fungi capable of producing xylanases to break down plant cell walls. In this study, a new GH10 xylanase gene ArXyn10c20 from anaerobic rumen microorganism Anaeromyces robustus was successfully expressed in Pichia Pastoris GS115, with a protein molecular weight of approximately 42 kDa and showed the similarity by 64.08% with the β-Xylanase form Neocallimastix Californiae. The optimal pH and temperature for ArXyn10c20 was 5.5 at 40℃. ArXyn10c20 was stable in the pH range 5.0 – 9.0 for 1h which the residual enzyme activity was all above 75%. The activity of recombinant xylanase was significantly enhanced by 1 mM Cu 2+ . The products of ArXyn10c20 hydrolysis of beechwood xylan were xylobiose, xylotriose and xylotetraose by TLC analysis. In food applications, ArXyn10c20 can significantly improve the quality of dough and bread. With the addition of 7.5 mg ArXyn10c20, the hardness, gumminess and chewiness of the bread decreased by 42.24%, 45.33% and 55.36% respectively and the reducing sugar increased by 18.67%. The new discovered xylanase ArXyn10c20 has great potential in food industry.