Raspberry Toaster Strudel

Toaster Strudel

 The Spruce Eats / Kristina Vanni

  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Servings: 6 servings
  • Yields: 6 strudels
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
345 Calories
20g Fat
36g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 345
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 142mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 5g
Calcium 18mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

For generations, kids have loved the prepared toaster strudel pastries from the freezer section of the grocery store. They love the hot and flaky danish filled with fruit, but the real fun comes from drizzling the sweet icing on top of the warm pastry.

You won't believe how easy it is to create your own homemade version of the pre-packaged treat. You can still turn to the freezer section for frozen puff pastry sheets, and the filling can be made with your favorite flavor of jam or preserves. Kids can even still enjoy piping the icing on top themselves.

Although these homemade toaster strudels are actually prepared in the oven rather than the toaster, parents will love that their kids can enjoy something homemade rather than a pre-packaged, and without any extra fillers or additives.

Ingredients

  • 1 (17.3-ounce) box puff pastry sheets
  • 2/3 cup raspberry jam
  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk (plus additional if needed)
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Thaw the two puff pastry sheets in the box according to package directions.

    Toaster Strudel ingredients
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  2. Place one sheet of the thawed puff pastry on a lightly floured surface and cut into 6 rectangles.

    Puff pastry sheet cut into rectangles
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  3. In a medium bowl, combine the raspberry jam and cornstarch until smooth.

    raspberry jam and cornstarch in a bowl
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  4. Place the puff pastry rectangles on the prepared baking sheet. Evenly divide the jam among the 6 rectangles. Spread out the jam, leaving about a 1/2-inch rim around the edges.

    Toaster Strudels being assembled on a baking sheet
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  5. Brush the beaten egg around the edges of each rectangle.

    Egg wash painted around the edge of puff pastry with jam
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  6. Cut the second sheet of puff pastry into 6 rectangles and place each top of the jam-coated puff pastry rectangles.

    Unbaked Toaster Strudels on a baking sheet
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  7. Use a fork to press the edges to seal.

    Fork marks on the edges of Toaster Strudels
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  8. Brush the tops of each assembled strudel with the remaining egg. Bake in the 400 degree F oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

    Unbaked Toaster Strudels with egg wash on top
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  9. Remove to a wire rack and cool slightly while preparing the drizzle.

    Toaster Strudels cooling on a rack
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  10. In a medium bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and almond extract. Add more milk or powdered sugar as needed to achieve the desired drizzling consistency.

    Powdered sugar and milk in a bowl
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  11. Spoon the icing into the corner of a small resealable plastic bag and twist the end. Snip a small piece off the tip with scissors and drizzle over each strudel.

    Toaster Strudels with icing in a bag to the side
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  12. Serve warm.

    Toaster Strudels with icing on top
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Tips

  • To get the icing just right consistency for drizzling, additional powdered sugar can be added to thicken or additional milk to thin out the mixture.
  • To get the kids involved, let them drizzle icing on top of the pastries.

Recipe Variation

  • Swap out the raspberry jam for your favorite flavor, like blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, or boysenberry.