Growing Chefs! Ontario Strawberry Cream Cheese Strudel

Strawberry Cream Cheese Strudel

A strudel can be any type of layered pastry with a filling that is usually sweet but can be savoury too. For this recipe today we took a local twist on a classic and included fresh strawberries, one of our favourite bounties of spring here in Ontario!
Serves 8
1 sheet puff pastry5 ozs cream cheese, softened1/4 cup icing sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 cup strawberries, sliced1/4 cup white chocolate chips1 egg1 tablespoon water


1/2 cup icing sugar1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract2 tablespoons milk

Get Organized!

Gather your mise en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients.

Get Prepped!

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla extract. Beat well until fully combined and smooth.

Take the sheet of puff pastry and roll out thinner with a rolling pin, until each side of the puff pastry is about 2 inches wider and longer.

Spread the cream cheese down the middle of the sheet of puff pastry evenly, only covering the middle third of the sheet. Top with sliced strawberries and white chocolate chips. On the other two thirds of the puff pastry that are exposed, cut slits about 2 – 3 centimeters apart, from the middle to the outside. Criss cross these cut pieces over top of the filling until the pastry is enclosed. Place on a sheet pan with parchment.

In a small mixing bowl, combine eggs and water and beat well. Brush the strudel with the egg wash before baking.

Get Cooking!

Place the strudel into the 375°F and bake for approximately 20 minutes, rotating halfway through. Once strudel is golden brown, it is ready to come out. Transfer onto a cool wire until cooled slightly.

While the strudel is baking, in a medium mixing bowl combine icing sugar, vanilla extract and milk and mix well until fully combined and smooth. Once strudel is cooled slightly, drizzle with the glaze and sprinkle with more icing sugar if desired. Slice and serve warm!