Braided Peach Strudel

3
Vickie Parks

By
@Northwestgal

Using frozen puff pastry sheets and frozen peach slices makes this classic Austrian dessert a breeze to prepare. It's great served as a dessert, sweet breakfast dish, or quick snack to enjoy with a cup of hot coffee.

If you prefer to use fresh fruit, you can replace the frozen peach slices with 4 medium peaches that are peeled, pitted and thinly sliced.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 16-oz pkg
    frozen peach slices, thawed and well drained
  • 1/3 cup
    light brown sugar, loosely packed
  • 1 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup
    chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 sheet
    frozen puff pastry, thawed (from a 17.3-oz package)
  • 1 large
    egg
  • 1 Tbsp
    water
  • 2 Tbsp
    coarse sugar (you can use granulated sugar but the coarse sugar works best)

How to Make Braided Peach Strudel

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the peaches, brown sugar, flour, walnuts and vanilla extract.
  3. Unfold pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Roll pastry sheet to form a 14x12-inch rectangle. Gently transfer pastry sheet to the parchment-lined baking sheet. Spoon the peach mixture lengthwise down the middle of the pastry sheet. Cut slits 1 inch apart on both sides of the pastry to within 1/2 inch of the peach filling. Starting at one end, fold the pastry strips over the peach filling in a braided pattern (fold one strip from the left, then fold one strip from the right), repeating until the filling is covered with the pastry strips.
  4. Beat the egg and water together. Brush the egg wash over the pastry, and sprinkle the coarse sugar on top.
  5. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the pastry is a light golden color and pastry filling is piping hot. Let the pastry cool on the baking sheet for 20 minutes before slicing and serving

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About Braided Peach Strudel

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Hungarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Austria




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