Apple Pie Toaster Strudel With Cinnamon Glaze

Apple Pie Toaster Strudel With Cinnamon Glaze
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These Apple Pie Toaster Strudel are a super easy, sweet treat that comes together in no time! Delicious apple pie filling hugged by flaky puff pastry and topped off with a sweet cinnamon glaze makes it the perfect afternoon tea treat or dessert. Plus they are a great way to use up your leftover apples.

Why is this apple pie toaster strudel so good?

Toaster strudel is something I came across during my visits in the US. They are the next best thing when you have enough of pop tarts! My boyfriend is obsessed with them. As you all know I love making things myself and making your own toaster strudel at home could not be easier. You might ask yourself tough, what makes this apple pie toaster strudel recipe so good?

Let me tell you:

  • Convenient: This recipe is the lazy way of making an apple pie by using pre made puff pastry. Instead of having to make the pie dough (which I am still in war with) you simply use the flakiest dough there is!
  • Quick: The recipe comes together in no time and has barely any active time. Have a busy day or need a quick snack? This is the treat to make!
  • Easy: The strudels are super easy to make and would be perfect to prepare with your kids.
  • Better than store-bought: Even tough this recipe uses store-bought puff pastry, the homemade toaster strudels are so much better than what you can get at the store.
  • Adjust: Imagine a fresh, hot toaster strudel with your favorite filling and glaze. Could not get any better right?! Adjust the filling and/or glaze and make this your favorite toaster strudel.
  • The filling: For this recipe we simply use my usual apple pie filling. Sweet apple covered in anooey-gooey caramel sauce seasoned with a ton of cinnamon! Need I say more?

Ingredients for this apple pie toaster strudel

You just need a few ingredients to make these delicious toaster strudels!

The Strudel

  • Puff Pastry: This recipe uses the already rolled out, frozen puff pastry from the store. Depending on where you live your puff pastry may vary. The one I use is 320g (around 11¼ oz.).
  • Egg: The egg mixed with some milk or water will get used to brush the puff pastry before baking and give it some color.
  • Milk (or water): To make the egg wash.

The Filling

  • Butter: The butter gives flavor and prevents the apples from sticking to the pan.
  • Apples: These strudels are the perfect way to use up apples. You can use any kind of apples. The recipe is made for sweet apples tough. If you use more sour apples I recommend adding more sugar.
  • Brown Sugar: The brown sugar has a very distinct flavor which goes perfectly with the apples. Together with the butter and apple juices the sugar will turn into a caramel consistency hugging the apple pieces.
  • Vanilla Extract: The vanilla extract rounds up the flavor profile and gives it some depth.
  • Cinnamon: It is not a good apple pie filling without a ton of grounded cinnamon!
  • Flour: As the filling goes inside the puff pastry the caramel sauce will have to thicken a bit. The flour will do exactly that.

The Glaze

  • Confectioners Sugar: This recipe uses a simple glaze using confectioners sugar as a base.
  • Vanilla Extract: The vanilla extract gives it some flavor.
  • Cinnamon: The cinnamon glaze goes perfectly with the apple pie filling.
  • Milk: Milk is the liquid component to make the glaze.

Some tips for baking with frozen puff pastry

  • Make sure that your puff pastry is completely thawed before you use it. To make sure of that simply place the package in the fridge the night before you plan to use it, and the pastry will be perfectly thawed and ready in the morning!
  • Puff pastry is the easiest to work with when it is still cool. So, do not let it lay around for to long once you took it out of the fridge. You want the dough to be pliable but not to soft.
  • Puff pastry is very delicate. Use a sharp knife or even a pizza cutter to cut your rectangles in order to not smash or deform the edges of the dough.
Apple Pie Toaster Strudel

How to make this apple pie toaster strudel

Start with the mis en place, meaning getting all the ingredients ready. Make sure you keep the puff pastry in the fridge till the filling is prepared as we want to keep it cool to work with.

The Apple Pie Filling

First up you will have to prepare the filling for the toaster strudel.

Wash your 3 apples and dice them.

Put a medium sized pan on the stove and turn the heat onto medium.

Add 2 tablespoons of butter to the pan and let it melt.

Then add the diced apples, 3 tablespoons of brown sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon of grounded cinnamon. Yes, we add a lot of cinnamon to the apples! Trust me, this is what makes the apple pie filling so good!

Cook everything on medium till the sugar is melted and starts turning into a caramel consistency and the apples are soft (about 10 minutes). Make sure to stir everything from time to time.

Add 1 tablespoon of flour and let it all cook for 1-2 more minutes and let the caramel sauce thicken.

Remove then pan from the heat and turn off the stove.

Prepare the Apple Pie Toaster Strudel

Remove the puff pastry from the fridge.

Preheat the oven to 180°C / 360°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon matt.

Cut the puff pastry sheet into 12 equal rectangles and arrange them on your baking sheet.

Puff Pastry
Puff Pastry

Add 3-4 tablespoons of the apple pie filling onto half of the rectangles leaving a small border (around 1cm / 0.5 inch).

Brush the edges of the rectangles with some milk or water using a kitchen brush. This will help the puff pastry to properly seal so none of the filling comes out while baking.

Next put the other rectangles on top of the ones with the filling.

Using a fork press the sides of the rectangles down to seal them completely.

Toaster Strudel
Toaster Strudel

If desired, lightly brush the pastry with an egg wash. Simply whisk 1 egg with 1 tablespoon of milk or water and brush it over the dough using a kitchen brush.

Apple Pie Toaster Strudel

Bake at 180°C / 360°F for 15-25 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.

Make the cinnamon glaze

While the toaster strudels are baking, prepare the glaze.

Simply add 120 grams of confectioners sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon grounded cinnamon and 3 tablespoons of milk to a small bowl and whisk it together. If your glaze is still to thick add an additional tablespoon of milk.

Serve the apple pie toaster strudel

Remove the toaster strudels from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before drizzling them with the homemade cinnamon glaze.

Serve warm and enjoy!

Apple Pie Toaster Strudel

Recipe FAQ’s:

Q: How long are toaster strudels good for and how do I store them?

A: These toaster strudels are best served the same day, but will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Q: Can I replace the brown sugar with white sugar?

A: Yes, you absolutely can replace the brown sugar with white sugar. However, the flavor will be different as the brown sugar has a very distinct nutty flavor.

Q: Can I still eat them when not warm anymore?

A: Toaster strudels are best served warm, can still be enjoyed when cold tough. It is highly recommended to warm them up in the microwave or oven tough to get the best flavor.

Q: Can I substitute a different kind of fruit?

A: Yes, you can really fill this toaster strudel with any filling you like. Using the technique in this recipe I highly recommend using plums if you want to switch it up.

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Apple Pie Toaster Strudel

Apple Pie Toaster Strudel With A Cinnamon Glaze

These Apple Pie Toaster Strudels are a super easy, sweet treat that comes together in no time! Delicious apple pie filling hugged by flaky puff pastry and topped off with a sweet cinnamon glaze makes it the perfect afternoon tea treat or dessert. Plus they are a great way to use up your leftover apples.
5 from 20 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Bake Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Strudels
Calories 658 kcal

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package Puff Pastry
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tbsp Milk or water

Filling

  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 3 Apples
  • 3 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon Grounded
  • 1 tbsp Flour

Glaze

  • 120 g Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon Grounded
  • 3-4 tbsp Milk

Instructions
 

  • Remove the puff pastry from the freezer and let it thaw if necessary.
  • Start with the mis en place, meaning getting all the ingredients ready. Make sure you keep the puff pastry in the fridge till the filling is prepared as we want to keep it cool to work with.

Make the filling

  • First up you will have to prepare the filling for the toaster strudel.
  • Wash your 3 apples and dice them.
  • Put a medium sized pan on the stove and turn the heat onto medium.
    Add 2 tablespoons of butter to the pan and let it melt.
  • Then add the diced apples, 3 tablespoons of brown sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon of grounded cinnamon. Yes, we add a lot of cinnamon to the apples! Trust me, this is what makes the apple pie filling so good!
  • Cook everything on medium till the sugar is melted and starts turning into a caramel consistency and the apples are soft (about 10 minutes). Make sure to stir everything from time to time.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of flour and let it all cook for 1-2 more minutes and let the caramel sauce thicken.
  • Remove then pan from the heat and turn off the stove.

Prepare the toaster strudel

  • Remove the puff pastry from the fridge.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C / 360°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon matt.
  • Cut the puff pastry sheet into 12 equal rectangles and arrange them on your baking sheet.
  • Add 3-4 tablespoons of the apple pie filling onto half of the rectangles leaving a small border (around 1cm / 0.5 inch).
  • Brush the edges of the rectangles with some milk or water using a kitchen brush. This will help the puff pastry to properly seal so none of the filling comes out while baking.
  • Next put the other rectangles on top of the ones with the filling.
  • Using a fork press the sides of the rectangles down to seal them completely.
  • If desired, lightly brush the pastry with an egg wash. Simply whisk 1 egg with 1 tablespoon of milk or water and brush it over the dough using a kitchen brush.
  • Bake at 180°C / 360°F for 15-25 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.

Make the glaze

  • While the toaster strudels are baking, prepare the glaze.
    Simply add 120 grams of confectioners sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon grounded cinnamon and 3 tablespoons of milk to a small bowl and whisk it together. If your glaze is still to thick add an additional tablespoon of milk.

Serve

  • Remove the toaster strudels from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before drizzling them with the homemade cinnamon glaze.
    Serve warm and enjoy!

Notes

These toaster strudels are best served the same day, but will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Your Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 658kcalCarbohydrates: 77gProtein: 8gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 256mgPotassium: 187mgFiber: 4gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 227IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 2mg
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