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Sliced strudel with frosting on a baking sheet with parchment paper and a can of Color Almond Cake & Pastry Filling next to it.

Sensational Cherry Almond Strudel With Solo Foods: Easy & Delicious!

The almond filling mixed with silky cream cheese, then topped with Solo's Cherry Pastry Filling is perfect when combined with a light puff pastry and drizzled with almond glaze.
This recipe makes 2 strudels. Each serves 8.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 326 kcal

Ingredients
  

Pastry

  • 1 box puff pastry 2 per box
  • 1 beaten egg for brushing on the pastry
  • ½ cup sliced almonds for sprinkling on top
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar to sprinkle on top (optional)

Filling

Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar see note
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract or more per taste
  • 2-4 tablespoon milk

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat the oven to 400f

Filling

  • Beat with a hand mixer or wooden spoon the softened cream cheese, almond paste, and egg yolk.
    Set aside
  • Stir your jam so it's easy to spoon.

Pastry

  • Thaw until workable, roll out slightly
  • On the outer ⅓ of each side of the pastry, slice cuts on a diagonal about 1 ½ inches apart
  • Spread half of the almond mixture down the center (save the other ½ for your 2nd pastry)
  • On top of the almond mixture spoon on on the Solo Cherry Filling or flavor of your choice.
  • Fold each cut strip into the center, brushing on the beaten egg to act as a glue, alternate each side, crossing them over each other in the middle.
    Seal the ends so the filling doesn't leak out.
  • Brush on the beaten egg liberally, then top with the almond slices, and then a sprinkle of turbinado sugar (optional).
  • Place on a baking tray lined with parchment and if you have space, put it in the freezer for a few minutes to firm and chill. This step will allow the puff pastry to puff up more when baked.
  • Bake about 30 minutes at 400f. Checking often and tenting with foil at the end to prevent over-browning. When done, the pastry should have puffed up slightly and the filling is bubbling.
  • Allow to cool, then drizzle on the glaze.
  • Slice and enjoy!

Glaze

  • In a small bowl, stir together the powdered sugar, almond extract, and a few teaspoons of milk at a time. Add additional milk as needed (only a spoonful at a time) and stir until you get the desired consistency.

Notes

How much Cherry filling you use will be up to you! I prefer almost a full can per strudel (just shy of a full can). I like the strudel to be full of filling, but not too overstuffed. 

Nutrition

Calories: 326kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 4gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 93mgPotassium: 105mgFiber: 1gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 207IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cherry, almond, pastry, apricot, glaze, cream cheese
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