Homemade Toaster Strudels


A while ago I posted a recipe for Homemade Pop Tarts and I knew it wouldn’t end there. I love making homemade versions of store bought childhood favorites because they are so much better! These Homemade Toaster Strudels are no exception!

Homemade Toaster Strudels | Cooking Classy

Really these are semi-homemade, unless you want to be really legit and make your puff pastry from scratch. But to be honest I’ve actually never made homemade puff pastry because I’ve heard it’s such a tedious process so I just go with the stuff in the freezer isle, and if you really want to splurge go with the butter puff pastry vs. the vegetable shortening.

My kids and I were completely in love with these delicious breakfast treats! They put the boxed kind to shame. And I may have spotted my husband squeezing the icing straight into his mouth, that little touch of butter and almond extract makes it just that good. These are a simple pastry to make since they begin with a store-bought puff pastry, and I also used a store-bought jam so just made them that much easier. Despite the shortcuts they still had a delicious, fresh, homemade taste. I used Smuckers Low Sugar Strawberry Jam for these. I love the bolder strawberry flavor it has since it isn’t drowning in sugar. It doesn’t taste low sugar to me, I just think it’s better than the regular stuff. Use whatever you’d like though, just don’t use a runny jam. And be sure to try one warm that’s when they’re the best!


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Homemade Toaster Strudels

5 from 1 vote

Yield: 6 strudels


  • 2 sheets puff pastry , thawed
  • 2/3 cup berry jam (blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, etc.)
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp water


  • 1 1/2 Tbsp salted butter , melted
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp half and half , then more if needed
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp almond extract


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone liners.
  2. Place 1 sheet of puff pastry on a lightly floured surface and cut into 6 equal rectangles. In a small bowl whisk together jam with cornstarch then spoon 1 1/2 Tbsp jam over top of 3 of the rectangles, leaving about 1/2-inch rim around all edges uncoated. In a small bowl whisk together egg with 1 Tbsp water. Lightly brush rim (section around edges not covered with jam) with egg mixture (I just used my fingertip to brush because only a small amount is needed). Layer remaining puff pastry rectangles over jam coated puff pastry and press edges to seal, transfer to refrigerator while preparing second batch and repeat process with remaining sheet of puff pastry.
  3. Brush tops of each strudel lightly with egg wash. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack until warm then drizzle icing over top.
  4. For the icing, whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl until well blended. Add more half and half to thin as needed. Transfer to a small resealable bag and cut tip from one corner to drizzle.
  5. Recipe source: Cooking Classy


  • Kelly: Oh my goodness, yum, and you make it look so easy!

    xx Kelly July 27, 2015 at 9:32pm Reply

  • June @ How to Philosophize with Cake: Those look amazing! So flaky and buttery,, yum :) July 27, 2015 at 11:18pm Reply

  • Medeja: Simply beautiful! Simple and beautiful :) July 28, 2015 at 5:59am Reply

  • Medha @ Whisk & Shout: These look so much more delicious than the frozen strudels! Homemade is always better :) July 28, 2015 at 8:24am Reply

  • Beth @ bethcakes: Look at those flaky pastries! I love that you used puff pastry, that stuff is so versatile. These look fabulous! :) July 28, 2015 at 2:52pm Reply

  • Gemma: Great! But what’s 1 1/2 Tbsp half and half in the icing? July 28, 2015 at 2:53pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: It’s basically just a mixture of 50% milk 50% cream so you could just make your own using the two. August 5, 2015 at 11:37pm Reply

      • Gemma: Many thanks Jaclyn ! August 6, 2015 at 1:50am Reply

  • Char R.: Don’t you love those store bought puff pastries.
    I haven’t had a “store bought” toaster studels in ages, but a home made one, that sounds soo right!! And they look so delicious!
    I can’t keep up with all these delicious
    recipes you’ve posted lately.
    Those new bake blueberry cheesecake bars are on my list of things to make….right behind these!! July 28, 2015 at 4:34pm Reply

  • Colleen: Thanks so much for this great recipe, Jaclyn! My family loves them! I have had jam seep out of the puff pastry even though I thought I had sealed them. Do you have any tips to correct that? I have loved all of your recipes, you are an amazing cook! August 12, 2015 at 2:34pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You can use a fork and press all around the edges to help seal them. Sorry yours seeped out, I don’t usually have to if I press them well but some jams may be runnier than others and so forth. Thanks for the compliment :), I’m so glad you have loved the recipes! August 12, 2015 at 4:40pm Reply

  • Kim: Do you think these could be frozen? School starts back up in a couple weeks and I have been doing crazy amounts of make ahead for lunch and breakfast August 18, 2015 at 7:56pm Reply

  • Heather: These look delicious! Can they be frozen? I usually spend one day a month prepping freezer meals, brkfst sandwiches etc, I would love to add these to my monthly menu. August 22, 2015 at 5:36pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think they could be frozen before baking, I tried freezing them after add they didn’t have that perfect crisp flakiness once thawed and reheated. August 22, 2015 at 9:49pm Reply

      • Heather: Thank you! August 23, 2015 at 7:28am Reply

  • Jocelyn: This was my first experience with puff pastry, and it went great! These toaster strudels are scrumptious and so easy to make. Next time my family wants me to make them with Nutella! Thanks very much for the recipe. September 6, 2015 at 1:26pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad your family liked them! September 8, 2015 at 11:44pm Reply

  • cathy: can these actually be put in the toaster or is that just looking for a disaster? They look awesome! Can’t wait to try them! September 11, 2015 at 1:58pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: The filling may leak out so yes it could be bad. October 23, 2015 at 9:24am Reply

  • Ashley: Hi, I saw the comment on freezing them. Would you still egg wash, seal and then freeze? Leaving the final egg wash for the top off until you pull out of freezer? Also can you bake from frozen? October 2, 2015 at 9:12am Reply

  • Amanda: I can’t wait to try these….I though am gonna go one step further and make homemade puff pastry as well… October 10, 2015 at 8:11am Reply

  • jessica: is there a way to prevent the filling from oozing out when you bake them? :) i thought i pressed down tight enough but i guess not! October 11, 2015 at 1:46pm Reply

  • emjhaey: do you have the recipe of the pastry/dough? October 28, 2015 at 6:27am Reply

  • Leslie: Mine were a mess but they were delicious!! Thank you!! March 26, 2016 at 9:55am Reply

  • Colleen: I made these this morning! I put some cream cheese in them along with the jam, and the pastry didn’t bake thoroughly on the inside. I’ll try baking them a little longer next time to see if that helps! April 19, 2016 at 11:20am Reply

  • Eileen: Sorry but these aren’t any healthier than the store bought ones. They are still full of crap, chemicals and sugar. August 21, 2016 at 9:20pm Reply

    • Dus: I don’t think anyone claims that they are healthy. Nothing about icing and puff pastry screams “good for you.” Jaclyn only stated that they were semi-homemade and delicious. August 31, 2016 at 4:43pm Reply

  • Debbie Nichol: Delicious but they puffed up 3 times their own size how can I fix this? January 17, 2017 at 4:25pm Reply

  • Patricia kirby: Oh my gosh they looked like ballons April 17, 2017 at 8:38pm Reply

  • Ruth Ann Nabinger: I have mades a couple of times using different insides. Pie filling jams and scrambled eggs with sausage or bacon. Yummy yummy yummy. June 7, 2017 at 11:25am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sounds delicious! June 13, 2017 at 12:12pm Reply

  • Amber: I made these today as a quick pick me up, using homemade strawberry jam, and all I can say is OMG. I didn’t use the icing cause I was never a big icing fan, but these were just perfect. March 7, 2018 at 5:16pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you liked them! March 8, 2018 at 1:31pm Reply

  • Alice: Do I have to add the Almond extract? Or will it not come out the same consistency? March 29, 2018 at 11:05pm Reply

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