|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 20g||26%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||16%|
|Total Carbohydrate 36g||13%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||6%|
|*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.|
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.
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.
Place one sheet of the thawed puff pastry on a lightly floured surface and cut into 6 rectangles.
In a medium bowl, combine the raspberry jam and cornstarch until smooth.
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.
Brush the beaten egg around the edges of each rectangle.
Cut the second sheet of puff pastry into 6 rectangles and place each top of the jam-coated puff pastry rectangles.
Use a fork to press the edges to seal.
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.
Remove to a wire rack and cool slightly while preparing the drizzle.
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.
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.
- 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.
- Swap out the raspberry jam for your favorite flavor, like blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, or boysenberry.