Easy Apple Cream Cheese Strudel Recipe- a twist of apple pie and apple crisp, this super simple dessert recipe uses cream cheese, puff pastry, almonds and apple pie filling in a lovely braid. www.savoryexperiments.com

Easy Apple Cream Cheese Strudel

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple pastry, apple strudel, easy strudel recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 305 kcal
Pastry isn't as challenging as you might think! My Easy Apple Cream Cheese Strudel uses only 6 ingredients and 10 minutes to prepare for a fancy-pants breakfast or dessert!


  • 1 sheet puff pastry defrosted
  • 2 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 cup apple pie filling
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 tablespoons almonds thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Unroll puff pastry on a clean work space. Make 4-5 diagonal cuts down each side at the same intervals. See photo.
  3. Brush with melted butter. Spread cream cheese down the center, topped with apple pie filling.
  4. Fold over the bottom piece, then alternating sides, braid strips of puff pastry over filling. At the end, fold over the end piece before the last two diagonal cuts.
  5. Brush top with melted butter and transfer to baking sheet. Top with sliced almonds and turbinado sugar.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until puff pastry is fluffy and lightly browned. Remove and serve hot or at room temperature.
  7. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

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Nutrition Facts
Easy Apple Cream Cheese Strudel
Amount Per Serving
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 159mg7%
Potassium 70mg2%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.