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Better than the Freezer Aisle: Homemade Toaster Strudels

When we decided to bring our Better than the Freezer Aisle series back this month, I immediately knew what I HAD to make.  My 8 year old loves Toaster Strudels.  They are so unbelievably easy to make, so I can’t imagine why I would ever buy them in a box again.  This version is less expensive (mine worked out to be $2.50 compared to the $3.99 box at the store) and bigger (more filling!) than their freezer aisle counterparts.  The best part?  My daughter enjoyed helping me spoon the jam onto the dough so now she appreciates her breakfast each morning.

Better than the Freezer Aisle: Homemade Toaster Strudels

Author/Source:  

Katie @ onceamonthmeals.com

Ingredients:

  • 2 sheets puff pastry dough
  • 8 Tablespoons strawberry jam
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 0.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

Roll out puff pastry dough and cut into equal sized rectangles and place on baking sheet. On half of the rectangles, spoon strawberry jam. Top jam covered dough with the other half of the dough rectangles. Use a fork to seal edges together. After sealing together, poke a few holes in the top so steam can escape while baking. Brush tops of dough with beaten egg. Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes, until tops are lightly browned. While strudels are baking, use a hand mixer to combine cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla for glaze. Remove strudels from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. After strudels are cool, drizzle glaze over the top and serve.

Freezing Directions:

Roll out puff pastry dough and cut into equal sized rectangles. On half of the rectangles, spoon strawberry jam. Top jam covered dough with the other half of the dough rectangles. Use a fork to seal edges together. After sealing together, poke a few holes in the top so steam can escape while baking. Brush tops of dough with beaten egg. Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes, until tops are lightly browned. While strudels are baking, use a hand mixer to combine cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla for glaze.  Remove strudels from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. After strudels are cool, drizzle glaze over the top.  Place in freezer to flash freeze.  After freezing, divide into indicated number of freezer bags, label and freeze. TO SERVE: Reheat in microwave for 30 seconds.

Servings:  6


**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann

2 Responses to “Better than the Freezer Aisle: Homemade Toaster Strudels”

  1. I promised my son I would find a recipe to make homemade Toaster Strudel! He is recently obsessed with the cinnamon roll flavor. Can’t wait to try your recipe. Thanks!

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