Huckleberry Puff Pastry "Toaster Strudels"

The Black Cat Kitchen
by The Black Cat Kitchen
10 servings
30 min

So, we all remember toaster strudels, right? Actually, those are probably still around if I had to guess, haha. To me, they were such a thrill and exciting thing when I was a kid, that I kind of forgot about them for a few years in there. So, if they are still around, go enjoy them! If you have thought about ways that might be fun to re-create them, check this out. Now, these are not some healthy version or anything. They probably have just as much sugar and butter as the OG's, but it's always fun to have a DIY recipe.

The neat thing about these is you do not have to use huckleberries. I had a jar of preserves from a hiking trip I took in Glacier National Park. As they sat in the pantry, I was thinking of ways I could utilize them for some kind of dish. This popped up and I thought, YES. You can use any kind of thick jammy preserve you may have. Opened a jar of strawberry jam for PB & J's and didn't use it all? (Haven't we all)? That would be an amazing addition here. Blueberry jam? Perfect. Want to make your own jammy center? Why not cook down 3 berries with a little sugar and lemon juice into a thick jammy paste and call it a triple-berry smash strudel. Love that. Enjoy!

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Huckleberry Puff Pastry "Toaster Strudels"
Recipe details
  • 10  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 1 box of frozen puff pastry, thawed in fridge overnight, left at room temp for 1 hour
  • about 1/2 C-1 C jammy preserves of your choice (see intro)
  • 1/2 C -3/4 C powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1 egg for egg wash
Preheat the oven to 375 F
Prepare baking sheet with parchment, sprayed with cooking spray
Roll out the puff pastry with a roller to thin it out a bit
Cut into rectangles, 8-10 per sheet. That will make 8-10 total strudels because each will have a top and bottom piece
Spoon jam into the middle of one rectangle of pastry. Don't put on too much, as it will seep out the edges. I would say 1 Tbsp is generally fine
Place the other puff pastry rectangle over the top
Crimp the edges down with a fork as shown in photos
Whisk together 1 egg and 2 Tbsp water and baste the top of the pastries with egg/water wash
I like to poke little holes in the top with fork prongs to let them breathe so they don't puff up to a crazy amount!
Bake for 20-30 minutes depending on your oven heat until golden brown
While baking mix together powdered sugar and heavy cream (plus a little bit of jam for color). You want the consistency to be a thick drizzle. Add more or less of the powdered sugar/cream to reach this desired state.
Remove from oven and let cool
Drizzle icing over top and enjoy!
  • You can use milk instead of heavy cream for the icing in a pinch
  • Create fun fillings with different leftover Jams you may have!
  • Your shapes don't have to be rectangles. Make squares, or cut out cute hearts or stars!
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