At its finest, childhood nostalgia! For a handmade toaster strudel, puff pastry envelops a warm apple cinnamon filling and is topped with a hearty vanilla cream cheese drizzle. Make a complete apple strudel the next time.
I used to have a package of frozen fruit pastries in my freezer, ready to be thrown in the toaster at any moment. I always toasted them for two cycles in the toaster until they were dark golden brown, then slathered them with cream cheese frosting.
Clearly, I wasn’t permitted to eat this all the time, but it was a delicious treat when I did. I was always, always, always drawn to the apple taste. ALWAYS. I’m quite sure I’ve never tried the other tastes.
My obsession with apple-everything is not new.
Like ice cream, I create (and then inhale) anything apple all year. I don’t wait for autumn, and it doesn’t stop when the snow falls. The fact that the orchards in Massachusetts are closed for the season does not imply that they are closed anywhere else!
Autumn Glory apples from Domex Superfresh Growers come to mind.
I was recently fortunate enough to attend Lauren of Hunger Thirst Play’s lovely pot luck, where we all cooked up our own creations using Autumn Glory apples, some sweet, some savory, all fantastic.
As I opened the box that the apples were brought in, I probably spent a good five minutes just sitting there smelling them. They have a wonderful aroma.
It’s like breathing a fresh batch of applesauce with a dash of cinnamon and caramel. I only needed two apples for the potluck meal and two for this recipe, so the rest went directly into my snack pile. I’ve always like eating apples as a snack, but I nearly always have to accompany them with either peanut butter or Nutella.
These? There is no necessity for pairing. They are entirely self-sufficient. The tastes and crispness are really delicious.
Flatbread with gruyere and lamb chops with mint chutney. apple It was during that potluck that I first got a taste of how the tastes of Autumn Glory apples blend in both savory and sweet recipes. Spoiler alert: they’re fantastic in both. Their inherent sweetness complements savory meals such as delicious baked apples with rosemary.
Since they have a natural sweetness to them, they need less sugar in sweet recipes like hand pies and apple pumpkin bars. They’re also delicious in an apple cinnamon whiskey smash.
We may now include apple cinnamon toaster strudels in the mix! But keep in mind that they wouldn’t be complete without a generous helping of cream cheese frosting.
They’re quite tasty without it, but you won’t get the complete childhood remembrance experience without it.
Drizzle it on in a little squiggle. I don’t mind if you simply smear it on.
Since it’s the polite and socially right thing to do, I always place one on a plate and intend to share the rest.
Another spoiler warning: they all end up on my plate.
I hope you like this dish as much as I do, and I hope you will consider purchasing Autumn Glory apples.
Who wants to join me on a road trip to Washington?
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Homemade Apple Cinnamon Toaster Strudel
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- grater box
- Small saucepan
- a spoon for mixing
- Baking pans
- Silicone nonstick mat
- Paper made with parchment (precut)
- Brush for pastries
- Hand held mixer
- Bag of pastries (reusable)
- Bags for pastries (disposable)
- Peeled and cored Autumn Glory apples
- 2 tbsp. unsalted butter, split
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 cup cornstarch or all-purpose flour
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 sheet thawed puff pastry
- 1 gently beaten tiny egg
Cream cheese icing
- 2 oz. cream cheese
- 2 cup granulated sugar, to taste3-1 1
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Grate apples using a box grater with big holes (protect your fingers!). Don’t worry if you don’t utilize the full apple; it becomes very difficult at the finish.
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- Melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir in the shredded apples to mix.
2 tbsp unsweetened butter
- 8 teaspoon ginger, 1 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoon cornstarch or all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 14 cup light brown sugar juice 1
Brown sugar, cornstarch or flour, lemon juice, cinnamon, ginger, and salt are all good additions. Increase the heat to medium and continually whisk until the mixture is thoroughly mixed and thickened (10 minutes or so). Take from the heat and set aside to cool.
- Lay out your pastry sheet to a thickness of 1115. Cut each page into 8 rectangles of equal size.
1 puff pastry sheet
- Place 4 of the pastry rectangles on a baking sheet lined with a nonstick silicon mat or parchment paper, leaving some space between each.
- 2 Leave some room around the borders.
Fill each rectangle with a heaping spoonful (or two, depending on how evenly you want the filling to be distributed). Allow yourself roughly 1 hour.
- Coat the remaining 4 pastry rectangles with the egg wash, then layer them on top of the filled rectangles.
1 medium egg
- Seal the edges all the way around with a fork, then puncture them all over the top with the fork.
- Cook for 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Let to cool for 5 minutes on the pan before transferring to a wire rack to cool fully.
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
13-1/4 cup powdered sugar
Prepare your frosting as they cool! In a small mixing bowl, blend cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract with a hand mixer until thoroughly incorporated.
1 pound cream cheese
- Pipe onto each pastry using a piping bag or a plastic bag with a little corner cut off. Serve immediately and savor the memories!
Autumn Glory Apples sponsored this article, but as usual, all thoughts are my own!