Easy Strawberry Strudels

These easy strawberry strudels have perfect flaky sugary crispy tops with fruity berry fillings. Great as a Summer snack and ready in just half an hour!

I woke up yesterday morning, CRAVING these easy strawberry strudels that my Aunt makes all the time.

She actually fills them with strawberry and chocolate chips but surprisingly, I was out of chocolate chips.

So, I settled on making SIMPLE and CLASSIC mini strawberry strudels.

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I actually had to make TOW batches of these easy strawberry strudels coz hubby finished off the first batch and left me with only one strudel to photograph….LOL!

Can you blame him though?

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Just look at that flaky golden brown top and that VIBRANT fruity filling!

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You just need THREE ingredients to make these easy strawberry strudels => Store bought puff pastry sheets, strawberry preserves and egg wash!

Actually, you can fill these with ANY favor of preserves you like… apricot, blueberries, raspberries…Mmmmmm!

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I highly recommend using high quality strawberry preserves in this recipe and definitely AVOID homemade jams.

Even though I have an amazingly easy homemade strawberry jam recipe, it doesn’t seem to work too well in these strawberry strudels.

The jam oozes out when the strudels are baking and leads to a sticky ugly mess :S

I think preserves are THICKER than jams and maybe that’s why they work better in strudels and other pastries.

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Easy Strawberry Strudels
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
These easy strawberry strudels have perfect flaky sugary crispy tops with fruity berry fillings. Great as a Summer snack and ready in just half an hour!
Ingredients
  • 1 package puff pastry sheets
  • 1 cup strawberry preserve
  • 1 egg + 1 tbsp water (egg wash)
  • ½ cup sanding sugar (optional but highly recommended)
Instructions
  1. Beat the egg and water in a small bowl to make the egg wash. Keep this aside for now.
  2. Unroll your pastry sheets and cut them into small rectangle strips.
  3. Place 1 tbsp of strawberry preserve in the center of the pastry strip.
  4. Fold one side of the strip on top of the preserve. Brush a little egg wash on top on the strip and then fold the other side of the strip. Press gently so that both the ends stick together. Then, flip this strudel onto a cookie tray lined with parchment paper.
  5. Use a knife to make two cuts on top of the strudels so that steam can easily escape.
  6. Brush some egg wash on top of the strudels and sprinkle sanding sugar.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until the strudels are puffy and their tops and edges are golden brown.
  8. And you are done making easy strawberry strudels.
Notes
- Instead of mini strudels, you can also make one big strawberry strudel. Just follow the same steps but don't cut the puff pastry into smaller strips.
- You can fill these strudels with any flavor of preserves you like as well as chocolate chips, peanut butter and even Nutella.

Well, that’s all for today.

If you liked this post, you may like some of these other strawberry recipes too…

Key lime cookies

Kit Kat and strawberry cake

Strawberry frosting

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

12 Comments

  1. Bcat

    February 17, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    The author is correct about not using jam and using preserves instead.
    I tried something similar to this today and the jam simply oozed out, leaving only the cream cheese inside my pastry.

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      February 17, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      I know what you mean… I have made that same mistake before. Preserves are so much thicker than jams and work the best. I hope you try this recipe again with preserves and honestly, a little spoonful goes a long way 😉

  2. Igor Petrik

    April 8, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    I’m just curious – what brand of puff pastry sheet do you use and where is it in the store?

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      April 9, 2017 at 4:44 pm

      I use the Pepperidge Farm puff pastry and you can usually find it in the frozen aisle. At Target, I found it near the frozen berries.

  3. Jaki

    June 24, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Can you use pie filling instead of the preserves?

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      June 27, 2017 at 10:24 am

      I have never tried that but I am guessing if the pie filling is really thick, it can work well. However, without having tried it myself, I really can’t be sure how that would actually work…

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