Strawberry Strudels

Strawberry Strudels (original recipe link)

•1 package (17.3 oz; 2 sheets) frozen puff pastry, thawed (I had enough filling to do 2 packages of puff pastry.)
•3/4 cup strawberry preserves
•1/2 cup cream cheese, room temperature
•1 egg, separated
•4 tablespoons powdered sugar
•1 tablespoons water
•2-3 teaspoons sugar
•1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
•1 pinch salt

1.Preheat oven to 400º F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.
2.In a large bowl or mixer, beat cream cheese with vanilla extract, 3 tablespoons powdered sugar, egg yolk and salt. Beat until smooth.
3.Dust remaining powdered sugar over work surface and unfold puff pastry sheets.
4.Cut pastry along the creased lines and then evenly cut pastry strips into small squares or rectangles. (Note: I cut each sheet into 12 squares.)
5.Place strawberry preserves in a small glass or bowl and whisk until relaxed and loosened.
6.Take 1-2 teaspoons cream cheese filling and place it in middle of pastry square. Top cream cheese with 1 teaspoon strawberry preserves.
7.Take another piece of puff pastry and place it on top of filled puff pastry. Seal the edges and use a small knife to cut 2 small vents into the top of strudel to allow steam to escape. (I made a ‘burrito roll’ like in the video below and used a fork to seal the edges.)
8.Beat egg yolk and water in a small bowl and brush it over mini strudels. Sprinkle sugar over strudels, transfer to baking sheet and place in oven.
9.Bake for 17-19 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and let cool 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe adapted from All Food Recipes

Here is a video  that shows how to assemble these. Just in case anyone else hadn’t a clue like me 🙂

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