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Recipe: Homemade Toaster Strudels

I have a confession: I still crave processed foods. I know, it sounds crazy, but the truth is I grew up on the stuff and every now and then I think how good it would be to tear into a Pop Tart or a Toaster Strudel.  I’ve even broken down and bought a box occasionally and then after noshing on them I think about how terrible they are for me and I vow not to buy them again {or until another craving begins *hangs head*}.

One morning I had one of these aforementioned cravings and I was thinking about how good a Toaster Strudel would be.  I started thinking about the delicious strawberry gel and the puffy, crispy pastry.  Then, I suddenly remembered I had a piece of frozen puff pastry in the freezer and I thought how this would taste just like that delicious, flaky pastry.  Then, I started to think about what I could fill this puff pastry with and I remembered I had some strawberry sauce left over in the fridge where I had made a batch to serve over homemade waffles.  And, you can put the pieces together from there… a recipe was born.  I made my own Toaster Strudel-like creation and you’ll never believe how easy they are!!

1. Defrost puff pastry as directed on package.  Unfold one sheet and cut into 6 rectangles.  Place on baking sheet and bake until golden brown and puffy as directed on package.

2. Make strawberry sauce from recipe here {really simple and only takes about ten minutes}.

3. Split puff pastry down the middle to make a sandwich.  Spoon in strawberry sauce.

4. Make a simple icing:

1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 Tbsp butter melted
1/2 tsp vanilla
enough milk to make a drizzle (about 1 tbsp)

5. Drizzle the icing over the top. Serve.

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  1. haven’t made them yet, but will try this recipe…….sounds easy and great!

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