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Pear and Cranberry Strudel
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Crispy puff pastry filled with fresh pears, dried cranberries and sweet spices topped with sliced almonds.

Course: Dessert
Servings: 10 servings
Author: angela@eatlivehappy
  • 2 sheets puff pastry
  • 3 pears, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • pinch salt
  • 1 egg, for egg wash
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • powdered sugar, for dusting the top of finished pastry
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Lay out puff pastry sheets onto a parchment lined sheet pan.

  3. In a bowl add diced pears, dried cranberries, sugar, spices and lime juice. Stir to combine. Add melted butter and flour and stir well to combine.

  4. Spoon pear mixture down the center of puff pastry sheet, dividing evenly among the two sheets.

  5. Cut 12 slices down each side of pastry and fold over filling in a criss cross pattern

  6. Crack the egg into a small bowl and whisk together. Brush egg wash over the top of the pastry and them sprinkle with the sliced almonds.

  7. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 20-22 minutes. Remove from oven to cool. Once cooled, sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut each pastry into 5 slices. Serve with fresh whipped cream.

    Pear and Cranberry Strudel with fresh pears and dried cranberries topped with sliced almonds