When I tell you that this puff pastry toaster strudel is my favorite breakfast recipe, I’m not kidding! It’s incredibly easy to make and you’ll forget about store bought frozen toaster strudels in no time.
Not a fan of sweet breakfast foods? You can make this puff pastry toaster strudel for dessert, too!
How to make a puff pastry toaster strudel
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Thawed puff pastry
- Berry jam (the flavor is totally up to you!)
- Egg (lightly beaten, used for egg wash)
- Powdered sugar
- Milk (or water)
- Vanilla bean paste
There are a few ways you could make this toaster strudel. You could make your own puff pastry instead of buying frozen and you can make your own jam if you’d like! I wanted to keep this recipe simple this time around, so I bought frozen puff pastry and jam.
The only thing I decided to make from scratch was the icing. Which I highly recommend you do – it’s easy and tastes so good!
When it comes to frozen puff pastry, you’ll need to thaw it. Typically I’ll put it in the fridge overnight, but if you’re in a hurry you can always thaw it by using the microwave! If this is the route you’re going to take, microwave on high for 15 seconds and then flip the pastry over. Microwave again for 15 seconds. At this point the puff pastry should begin to unfold – if it doesn’t, microwave for another 5 seconds. The puff pastry will look like this when thawed:
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Place a piece of parchment paper on a large baking tray followed by the first sheet of puff pastry. Spread the jam onto the puff pastry sheet, leaving at least an inch border to ensure that the mixture doesn’t bubble out while cooking!
Add a bit of egg wash on the border and then carefully lay the next sheet of puff pastry on top. Gently press the edges together and lightly brush the egg wash on the top layer of the puff pastry sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
While the toaster strudel is cooling, make the icing by combining the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla bean paste in a small bowl. Mix well, add to the top of your giant toaster strudel, and enjoy!
Giant Toaster Strudel
If you’re a toaster strudel fan, this recipe will quickly become a favorite for you! The buttery layers of puff pastry mixed with jam and homemade icing will make you forget about frozen toaster strudels in a matter of seconds, too.
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 20 Minutes
- Total Time: 30 Minutes
- Yield: 8 Servings 1x
- Category: Breakfast
For the toaster strudel:
- 2 Sheets thawed puff pastry
- 1/2 cup berry jam (the flavor is totally up to you!)
- 1 Egg (lightly beaten, used for egg wash)
*For the icing:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 TBSP milk or water
- 1 TSP vanilla bean paste
- Sprinkles (optional)
- Thaw the puff pastry according to instructions on the box. Alternatively, you could take the puff pastry out of the box and wrapper, place it in a paper towel, and microwave in 15 second intervals. Stop when you’re able to unfold the pastry.
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Place parchment paper on a large baking tray, followed by the first sheet of puff pastry.
- Add the jam to the center of the puff pastry sheet and spread out, leaving at least a 1-inch border (to ensure the mixture doesn’t bubble out when cooking). Whisk the egg in a small bowl and lightly brush the remaining inch of puff pastry.
- Add the second layer of puff pastry over the mixture and gently press the edges of each sheet together. Lightly brush the egg wash over the puff pastry.
- Bake for 20 – 25 minutes. Let cool and, if desired, make the icing! In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla bean paste. Mix well and drizzle over the toaster strudel. Add sprinkles if you’d like and enjoy!
* The glaze is optional, but if you’re looking to mimic the OG toaster strudel, I highly recommend using it!
Keywords: toaster strudel, breakfast