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Easy Puff Pastry Fruit Strudel

Easy puff pastry fruit strudel filled with fresh fruit and pressure cooker jam or pie filling is here! A perfect holiday treat to serve at brunch, breakfast, or for dessert.

Easy Puff Pastry Fruit Strudel

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. (affiliate links present)

Puff Pastry Fruit Strudel

You have seen these at a buffet or served at a restaurant. They are easier to make than you might think. Using 4 ingredients, less if you make as a blueberry pie filling recipe, you can make one for breakfast or dessert yourself 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.

blackberry strudel

Easy Strudel Pastry Ingredients

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.

  1. Box of puff pastry
  2. Berries
  3. Sugar
  4. Jam or jelly that matches your fruit
  5. Flour
  6. Egg
    1. or melted butter to brown the top of the strudel dough
  7. Water
  8. Vanilla
  9. Ice cream or whipped cream for top is optional
  10. 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.

blackberry dessert

Can you make strudel with puff pastry?

Yes!! This is a great premade dough you can make all sorts of things. Once defrosted and pliable you can roll it out and wrap with fresh fruit inside before you bake it with some jam and sugar. I have filled it with pie filling at times too which makes an even more simple family friendly treat.

What is the secret to puff pastry?

You do not want to overwork it. This means, rolling it out is necessary to get the same thickness but just do that long enough to achieve the size you want and then stop. Rolling, pulling, folding and manipulating the dough longer means it won’t be as light and fluffy.

Can I use frozen fruit to make turnovers and tarts with puff pastry?

You can but your results will be best if you use fresh berries. The reason this is is when frozen fruits defrost they release juices. If they are wrapped in dough when this happens it will make your pastry dough mushy and not the ideal texture which should be light and fluffy. Instead defrost, drain the liquid and use that if frozen is all you have.

blueberries

Can I use puff pastry for apple strudel?

Absolutely you can!! That is a wonderful choice as well. I would use Granny Smith since they are more firm, core, peel, and cut into bite size pieces. Then follow the rest of the step by step instructions below coating it with sugar, vanilla and flour to coat.

Now let’s get to some instructions to make your Puff Pastry Breakfast Recipe, it’s easier than you think.

  1. Unfold your defrosted pastry dough and with a lightly floured rolling pin roll out the dough into a rectangle.
  2. Place on baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. Stretch your dough just a bit so it is thin dough but not too thin that the filling will leak through.
  4. Add room temperature berries, sugar, vanilla, and flour into a bowl and gently fold together so berries are coated.
  5. Warm your jam and spoon it into the middle of your rectangular dough sheet
  6. Then spoon the berry mixture on top of that.
  7. Cut 3″ long slits on to the edges about 1″ from the fruit in the middle to create your lattice.
  8. Fold your strips over, overlapping each row with one another.
  9. On seam side brush whisked egg over the top so it will create a golden brown top when baking.

Can you make puff pastry from scratch at home?

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 but there are instructions above if you want to go all out.

puff pastry strudel

Can apple strudel be frozen?

It can if you have leftovers. First you want it to cool down completely first. Then 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 and puffy.

Looking for more easy quick and easy desserts? You can use this same fruit to make it in the form of Bisquick blackberry cobbler too.

Is puff pastry frozen?

Yes, when you buy it at the store it is near the frozen pie crusts. In a box you typically have two packages inside. You can thaw one or both at the same time. For our puff pastry strudel here we are only using one so you should leave the other in the box in the freezer until you want to make it again.

How long does it take for puff pastry to thaw?

You don’t want it to become completely room temperature but it does need to defrost so it is still cold but easily rolls out to a bit thinner. This will take about 30 minutes or so depending on the temperature of your kitchen.

Is puff pastry the same as crescent dough sheet?

Not really but if you needed the best substitution for it then this would be it. The sheets don’t have perforations than crescent rolls do so you would want that tube instead. Timing may change just a bit, I would use the temperature listed on that roll for best results.

If you want to make another dish to your brunch lay out, try our Easy Bear Claw Recipe with Refrigerated Biscuits!

easy bear claws

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Puff Pastry Fruit Strudel

Easy puff pastry fruit strudel filled with fresh fruit or pie filling is here! A perfect holiday treat to serve at brunch, breakfast, or for dessert.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword blackberry, breakfast, dessert, fresh, fruit, pastry, puff pastry, strudel
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 247kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet puff pastry thawed out, cold
  • 1/2 c jam blackberry preserves used here, use what matches the fresh fruit you're using
  • 16 oz blackberries fresh, or any other fresh fruit you'd like, 2 cups of bite size pieces
  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water

Instructions

  • 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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Nutrition Facts
Puff Pastry Fruit Strudel
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 73mg3%
Potassium 108mg3%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 11.1mg13%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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