Home > Holidays > Toaster Strudels Toaster Strudels July 1, 2019 | 38 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Homemade jam-filled pastries are filled with an easy vanilla glaze. These copycat Toaster Strudels are so quick and easy to make! If serving Toaster Strudels for a fun breakfast or brunch be sure to pair them with some savory options such as this quiche lorraine, sausage veggie hash, or this ham and cheese quiche. Gretchen Weiner’s father, the inventor of Toaster Strudels®, would be happy to know that his invention was one of my favorite treats growing up. My mom didn’t buy them very often, but when she did, my siblings and I all went crazy over them. Nowadays they don’t taste nearly as good as I remember, but I’ll admit I still love them. And this (semi) homemade version is the best! For one, the homemade ones are a lot bigger, but more importantly, you can add as much glaze as you want. Which is important, if, as a child, you spent more time squeezing every smidge of the icing out of the packet than actually eating the actual Toaster Strudel. …or was that just me? Puff pastry dough I mentioned these are semi-homemade because we do start with store-bought puff pastry dough. If you’re super ambitious, you can make puff pastry from scratch. The puff pastry I recommend in this recipe can be found in the freezer section of your grocery store. It’s a little tricky to find sometimes, so use a store app if your grocery store has one. I like Pepperidge Farm puff pastry dough sheets (click to see a visual; not sponsored). Toaster Strudel filling Once you have the dough, it’s as simple as adding filling and icing! For the filling, I like combining two different jams for a berry-flavored Toaster Strudel. I recommend seedless jam for a better eating experience. Other flavor options: blueberry jam, blackberry jam, orange marmalade, cherry or apple pie filling, a few tablespoons Nutella®, chocolate spread, or peanut butter, lemon curd. Toaster Strudel variations Add cream cheese: A smear of cream cheese before adding the jam would be delicious. I recommend using spreadable cream cheese. Top with frosting: This cream cheese frosting works fine, or use a chocolate buttercream if adding Nutella or chocolate spread inside! Add some spices: Add some cinnamon and nutmeg for a good flavor variation. Toaster Strudel tips Wait to add icing to the pastries until they’ve cooled down a bit. Right out of the oven, the icing will melt and turn into a mess! Press down the pastries: Don’t be alarmed, but while these pastries bake, and right out of the oven they are HUGE. Let them slightly cool for about a minute before gently pressing them down. They deflate even more as they cool. Crimp well: Make sure to crimp tightly and keep the jam well away from the edges — this ensures you won’t have jam seeping out of the dough. Bake on parchment paper or a Silpat liner: Not only does this help the toaster strudels bake better, but it also ensures you won’t have a mess if the filling does happen to seep out. QUICK TIP These Toaster Strudels are meant to be served warm from the oven. These aren’t the type that you keep in the freezer and reheat in a toaster. Doing so will result in a sticky mess in your toaster! Brunch spread I mentioned a few savory options to pair with these Toaster Strudels. If you’re planning an entire brunch spread for a baby/bridal shower or similar event, I’ve got a few more ideas: Crepes: These make a great brunch option. I have a tutorial on how to make crepes here and a banana crepes or Nutella crepes recipe. Parfait: Set up some fruit, yogurt flavors, and plenty of granola to serve alongside these Toaster Strudels. Muffins: Here are a few of our favorites: chocolate muffins, healthy zucchini muffins, banana muffins. Monkey bread or this fun variation — cinnamon roll monkey bread– is always a brunch hit! Smoothies: Mango smoothie, cherry smoothie, blueberry smoothie, or this green smoothie recipe for everyone! More desserts Apple Turnover using puff pastry dough Fruit Tart reader favorite Strawberry Shortcake with homemade biscuits Vanilla Cheesecake Bars with berry topping Nutella Crepes crepe recipe from a French bakery! FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Toaster Strudels 5 from 1 vote - Review this recipe Homemade jam-filled pastries are filled with an easy vanilla glaze. These copycat Toaster Strudels are so quick and easy to make! SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Toaster Strudels 5 from 1 vote - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Homemade jam-filled pastries are filled with an easy vanilla glaze. These copycat Toaster Strudels are so quick and easy to make! Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack Cuisine American Keyword Toaster Strudels Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Chilling Time 10 minutes Total Time 45 minutes Servings 6 toaster strudels Calories 206kcal IngredientsToaster Strudels1 package (17.3 ounces) puff pastry sheets (I get Pepperidge Farm, found in the freezer section of a grocery store)1/3 cup seedless strawberry jam1/3 cup seedless raspberry jam (or just use another 1/3 cup strawberry)1 tablespoon cornstarch1 large egg1 tablespoon whole milkIcing1 cup powdered sugar2 tablespoons whole milk (or half and half; do not use low-fat milk)1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla bean paste (or 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract)1-2 drops almond extract, optionalTiny pinch fine sea salt optional (to balance) InstructionsPREP: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat liner and set aside. Thaw the puff pastry according to package directions. In a small bowl, whisk together the strawberry jam, raspberry jam and cornstarch until smooth. Set aside. In another bowl whisk together the egg and milk with a fork until smooth. Set aside.ASSEMBLE: Place 1 sheet of puff pastry on a lightly floured surface and cut into 6 equal rectangles. Spoon 1 and 1/2 tablespoon of the jam mixture over 3 of the rectangles, leaving about a half an inch rim all along the edges (see photos). With your fingertip, lightly brush the uncovered edges with the egg mixture. Place remaining puff pastry rectangles over jam coated puff pastry and using the tines of a fork, press the edges to seal. Transfer those 3 pastries to the prepared pan and in the fridge while preparing the rest. Repeat the process with the other sheet of puff pastry. Add the last 3 assembled pastries to the tray in the fridge and chill for 10 minutes.BAKE: Brush tops of each strudel lightly with egg and milk mixture. Bake about 18-22 minutes or until golden brown on top and cooked through. (Don't be alarmed-- they puff up very high!) Remove and, using a metal spatula, transfer to a cooling rack. Wait 2-3 minutes and then gently press down the pastries (holding all four corners) to deflate a bit. Let cool until warm and then drizzle icing on top (see next step).ICING: For the icing, whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl until smooth. Add more milk to thin the icing if needed (be patient stirring though; it takes a minute to come together). Transfer to a small plastic bag and cut off the tip. Drizzle over warm pastries. Enjoy while warm. Nutrition FactsCalories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! 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