Homemade Toaster Strudel

Dave and Sarah Eickelberg —  August 25, 2011 — 5 Comments

We have never met a person who doesn’t like a good Toaster Strudel every now and then. It’s the classic before school breakfast, right? Remember how it would either be still frozen in the middle or so hot that the fruity filling would scald the roof of your mouth?! All those tasty childhood memories came flooding back when we saw Claire Robinson make homemade toaster pastries on 5 Ingredient Fix. We thought they would be perfect for a special treat as the school year begins.

Check out how these beauties come together.

Homemade Toaster Pastries
Prep time: 1 hour
Serves: 8 pastries

3/4 cup blueberry or strawberry jam
1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon cold water
2 sheets puff pastry, thawed
1 cup powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Colored sugar, optional

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

In a small saucepan, bring the jam and cornstarch mixture to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook stirring for 3 to 4 minutes. Set aside and let cool to room temperature.

Lay 1 sheet of pastry on a board and cut it into 4 equal strips.

Put a heaping teaspoon of cooled jam in the middle of the upper part of the dough and fold over the bottom part. Seal the edges with a bit of water and crimp with a fork.

Arrange the pastries on a parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat with the other pastry sheet. Bake until golden about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the pastries from oven and allow them to cool completely.

In a small bowl, add the powdered sugar and whisk in, 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice at a time, to make a thick icing consistency. Drizzle the icing over the pastries and sprinkle with colored sugar, if desired. Allow the icing to set for about 15 minutes before eating.

Remember the toaster strudel commercial where the kid is all sad and depressed because he was given a Pop Tart for breakfast? Then the kid with the Toaster Strudel was like the happiest kid in the world…ever…of all time?  Well, that is just how we felt when we ate these!

What was your favorite breakfast to eat before heading off to school?

5 responses to Homemade Toaster Strudel

  1. Looks really yummy. Bet the kids like it.

  2. OH wow…this has been bookmarked into the “must try” file! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

  3. Thank you for posting this. I know I am finding it a long time after you posted it, but I am thankful it is still here. I have 3 boys (14, 9, 4) and the 2 younger ones LOVE toaster strudels for breakfast. It just occurred to me this morning to see if I could find a recipe to make them myself! :) I will buy the pastry shells today and try them in the morning.

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