Easy Sour Cherry Strudel – VIDEO RECIPE

This Easy Sour Cherry Strudel is a classic pastry made with a delicate filling of cherries and ricotta, baked to perfection.

My simple recipe will guide you step by step in creating this unique and delicious cherry pastry with minimal effort.

Prepare to be amazed by the incredible taste of this strudel, which will leave you craving for more!

Whether you have fresh or frozen sour cherries, this recipe will work wonders.

Easy Sour Cherry Strudel - VIDEO RECIPE

This crunchy strudel has a fragrant filling of ricotta and juicy cherries, wrapped in thin layers of ready-made dough.

It’s so delicious, you’ll find yourself licking your fingers!

The filling for this pastry requires only 4 ingredients: ricotta, sugar, cherries, and a touch of cinnamon for added flavor.

Simply mix everything together, except the cherries, spread it onto the dough, place the cherries on top, and roll it up.

Easy Sour Cherry Strudel - VIDEO RECIPE

Traditionally, classic strudel is made with incredibly thin dough that is almost transparent.

The filling is then placed on the dough and rolled into a log.

It results in multiple layers of dough enveloping the filling.

This is the type of pastry that the Germans refer to as “strudel,” which translates to “whirlwind.”

The easiest way to make homemade strudel is by using ready-made dough, such as Filo dough or plain puff pastry.

Easy Sour Cherry Strudel - VIDEO RECIPE

In this recipe, the filling is wrapped in thin sheets of store-bought Filo pastry.

Each sheet is brushed with melted butter and stacked on top of each other.

The filling is then placed on one edge of the dough.

And the entire thing is rolled up into a beautiful log.

Voila! Your Easy Sour Cherry Strudel is now ready to be baked in the oven.

In no time, you’ll be savoring this delightful treat that has captivated taste buds worldwide.

Easy Sour Cherry Strudel – VIDEO RECIPE

Easy Sour Cherry Strudel - VIDEO RECIPE

how to cook Easy Sour Cherry Strudel?

STEP 1

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To start, preheat your oven to 200°C (400⁰F). Then make sure your cherries are completely thawed. Place them in a sieve and gently press them with a wooden spoon to get rid of any excess liquid.

TIPS: If you don’t have frozen cherries, fresh ones can be a fantastic alternative. They’ll add a burst of flavor to your recipe and give it a delightful twist.

STEP 2

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Then, lay the cherries on a paper towel to dry.

STEP 3

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Next, grab a medium-sized bowl and put your ricotta in it. Add some sugar and cinnamon, and use an immersion blender to mix everything together until it becomes smooth and creamy.

TIPS: You can use cottage cheese instead of ricotta. But remember, the quality of your cottage cheese matters. Opt for a fatty, non-acidic, and not overly dried variety. This will ensure a velvety and tender texture for your filling. Trust me, it’s worth it!

TIPS: If you’re lacking an immersion blender, fear not. Simply rub the ricotta or cottage cheese through a fine sieve a couple of times until you achieve the desired consistency. Patience pays off!

STEP 4

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Now, it’s time to deal with the Filo pastry. Follow the instructions on the package to thaw it properly. To prevent the filo pastry from drying out, cover it with a damp kitchen towel. Take one sheet of the filo pastry and place it on your work surface.

TIPS: When working with the filo pastry, keep in mind that it is incredibly thin and tends to dry out quickly. This can make it more challenging to handle and may cause it to break. To avoid this, simply cover the filo pastry sheets with a damp towel to keep them moist and pliable.

TIPS: If you don’t have filo pastry on hand, don’t worry! You can easily substitute it with puff pastry.

STEP 5

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Brush it with some melted butter.

TIPS: Instead of using butter, you can opt for good quality margarine. It works just as well!

TIPS: Melt your butter either on the stove or in the microwave – whichever is more convenient for you.

TIPS: If you find it difficult to spread melted butter over the dough, try using a silicone pastry brush. It makes the task much easier and more efficient.

STEP 6

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Then, cover it with another sheet of filo pastry and brush that one with butter too. Keep repeating this process with the remaining sheets until you have a nice stack.

STEP 7

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Take half of the ricotta mixture and spread it evenly along one long side of the filo pastry, leaving about 6 cm of space on both ends.

STEP 8

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Place the cherries on top of the ricotta mixture, gently pressing them down. Then, spread the remaining ricotta mixture over the cherries.

TIPS: If you don’t have frozen cherries, fresh ones can be a fantastic alternative. They’ll add a burst of flavor to your recipe and give it a delightful twist.

STEP 9

Easy Sour Cherry Strudel - VIDEO RECIPE

Now, it’s time to roll everything up. Fold the loose ends of the filo pastry over the filling, and then tightly roll it into a log shape.

STEP 10

Easy Sour Cherry Strudel - VIDEO RECIPE

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the strudel on it, making sure the seam side is facing down.

STEP 11

Easy Sour Cherry Strudel - VIDEO RECIPE

Brush the top of the strudel with the remaining melted butter.

STEP 12

Easy Sour Cherry Strudel - VIDEO RECIPE

Preheat your oven to 200°C (400⁰F) and pop the baking sheet with the strudel in. Let it bake for about 30-35 minutes, or until it turns a beautiful golden-brown color.

TIPS: Looking for some helpful advice on how to preheat your oven and prepare it for baking? Look no further than our articles, “How and Why You Need to Preheat the Oven” and “Top 7 Secrets for Perfect Baking in the Oven”.

STEP 13

Easy Sour Cherry Strudel - VIDEO RECIPE

Once it’s done, take it out of the oven and let it cool slightly.

STEP 14

Easy Sour Cherry Strudel - VIDEO RECIPE

To add a finishing touch, sprinkle some powdered sugar over the strudel.

STEP 15

Easy Sour Cherry Strudel - VIDEO RECIPE

Now, it’s time to cut Easy Sour Cherry Strudel into equal pieces and serve it with a nice cup of tea

Easy Sour Cherry Strudel

Ingredientes:

for the dough

  • Filo pastry – 6 sheets (250 g)
  • Melted butter – 3 tbsp. (42 g)

for the filling

  • Ricotta – 3/5 pack (150 g)
  • Sugar – 1/4 cup (50 g)
  • Ground cinnamon – 1/4 tsp. (1/2 g)
  • Frozen cherries – 3/4 cup (150 g)

additionally

  • Powdered sugar
  • Ground cinnamon

Cooking steps:

Filling

  1. Place the completely thawed cherries in a sieve and press lightly with a wooden spoon to remove excess liquid. Place the prepared cherries on a paper towel.
  2. Place ricotta in a medium bowl, add sugar and cinnamon, mix with an immersion blender until smooth.

Dough

  1. Thaw the Filo pastry according to the instructions on the package. Cover with a damp kitchen towel to prevent the pastry from drying out. Place 1 sheet of pastry on your work surface. Brush with melted butter. Cover the top with another sheet of pastry and brush with melted butter. Repeat with remaining sheets to create a stack.

Assembly

  1. Spread half of the ricotta mixture evenly along the long side of the filo pastry, leaving 6 cm at both ends. Place the cherries on top, lightly press them. Then spread the remaining ricotta mixture on top. Cover the filling with the loose ends of the filo pastry, then roll tightly into a log.
  2. Place the strudel on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, seam side down. Brush the top with the remaining melted butter.
  3. Bake in an oven preheated to 200°C (400⁰F) for 30-35 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven, cool slightly.
  4. Sprinkle the finished strudel with powdered sugar.

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