Easy strudel pastry filled with fresh fruit and made with puff pastry is here! A perfect holiday treat to serve at brunch, breakfast, or for dessert.
Whether it’s the holidays or you just want a sweet dessert or breakfast idea, this fruit strudel pastry is fantastic. Made with fresh or frozen berries, it’s semi homemade with sheets of puff pastry which make it flaky and tender ready to enjoy in no time.
What makes a strudel a strudel?
It is a type of sweet or savory layered pastry with a filling inside. The Viennese are the ones who made this dish famous with their delicate, thin layers of dough and sweet, tart apple filling.
It was the Turkish Baklava pastry, introduced into Austria in 1453 that laid the foundation for strudel.
We decided to use fresh blackberries for this batch.
Yes you could use a different fruit, and if all you have access to are frozen berries then defrost those and drain first. You don’t want more liquid than necessary or your filling will be thinner than you’d like.
Easy strudel pastry
- Box of puff pastry
- or make your own pressure cooker jam beforehand
- or melted butter to brown the top of the strudel dough
- Ice cream or whipped cream for top is optional
- Parchment paper for baking sheet
You’ll need a bowl as well to mix a few of your ingredients to make your fruit filling. If you wanted a quicker turn around you could make an apple strudel using pie filling instead of homemade strudel recipe.
Now let’s get to some instructions, it’s easier than you think.
- Unfold your defrosted pastry dough and with a lightly floured rolling pin roll out the dough into a rectangle.
- Place on baking sheet with parchment paper
- Stretch your dough just a bit so it is thin dough but not too thin that the filling will leak through.
- Add room temperature berries, sugar, vanilla, and flour into a bowl and gently fold together so berries are coated.
- Warm your jam and spoon it into the middle of your rectangular dough sheet
- Then spoon the berry mixture on top of that.
- Cut 3″ long slits on to the edges about 1″ from the fruit in the middle to create your lattice.
- Fold your strips over, overlapping each row with one another.
On seam side brush whisked egg over the top so it will create a golden brown top when baking.
This strudel pastry dough recipe is much easier than creating homemade puff pastry at home. You’d need a stand mixer, a dough hook, a lot of time and have to ensure it is paper thin.
- Sorry, I don’t have time for that.
Can apple strudel be frozen?
First wrap tightly in foil or plastic wrap (or both) before freezing. When you’re ready to bake, remove them and bake from a frozen state at 350° in your oven until the top is golden brown.
- If you want to make another dish to your brunch lay out, try our lion claws!
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- Put parchment paper on a baking sheet. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- In a bowl combine the egg and water, set aside. In another bowl put your blackberries (or other fresh fruit), sugar, flour, vanilla and gently fold together.
- On a floured surface, cutting board, unfold your thawed out sheet of pastry dough. Using a floured rolling pin roll it out into a rectangle (about 12×14")
- Move pastry dough on to your baking sheet with parchment.
- Put jam into a small bowl and microwave for about 10 seconds. Spoon this along the middle of your pastry dough sheet the long way.
- Spoon blackberry mixture over the jam, keeping in the center of your sheet the long way.
- Along each long side cut 3" long slits every inch or so so you can create the lattice work for a strudel.
- Start at the top and fold the slits in, overlapping slightly downward, alternating sides, over the fruit filling.
- Once done brush the egg wash over the top so it will bake golden brown on the top.
- Sprinkle remaining 2 tbsp of sugar on top of the whole thing.
- Bake for 21-24 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
- Allow to cool at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
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