Apple-Cranberry Puff Pastry Strudel Slices

READY IN: 1hr 30mins




  • Thaw the puff pastry sheet at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Place the cranberries in a bowl and pour hot water to cover; let sit until plump (about 20 minutes).
  • Set oven to 375 degrees.
  • Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl whisk together egg and water; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, sliced apples, cranberrie (or raisins if using) juice from 1/2 lemon and lemon rind; toss to combine; set aside.
  • Unfold the puff pastry onto a lightly-floured surface and roll into 16x12-inch rectangle.
  • With the short end facing you, spoon apple mixture onto the bottom half of the rectangle to within 1-inch of edges.
  • Starting at the short side roll up in jellyroll fashion.
  • Place seam side down onto baking sheet, then tuck ends under to seal.
  • Brush the roll with egg mixture.
  • Cut several 2-inch slits about 2-inches apart on top.
  • Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until golden.
  • Cool on baking sheet on a wire rack for about 30 minutes (or more, do not slice before the 30 minutes or the filling will spread).
  • Using a sharp serrated knife slice the baked strudel and serve warm sprinkled with confectioners sugar if desired.