Bird's Nest Blueberry Strudel Recipe
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Bird's Nest Blueberry Strudel Recipe

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Lightly glazed blueberries look so pretty nestled on a delicate nest of golden phyllo. “I always make this special dessert during blueberry season,“ shares Ann Smith from East Liverpool, Ohio.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:3 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 3 servings


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 8 sheets phyllo dough (14 inches x 9 inches)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Dash ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 321 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 228mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in water and lemon juice until smooth. Stir in blueberries. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in butter. Cool.
  2. Roll up phyllo dough sheets and cut into 1/2-in.-wide strips. Place in a large bowl; toss with butter. Combine sugar and nutmeg; sprinkle over dough and toss to coat. Arrange strips in a 7-in. pie plate coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 9-12 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. Spoon blueberry filling into nest. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Yield: 3 servings.
Originally published as Bird's Nest Blueberry Strudel in Cooking for 2 Summer 2007, p55

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Diasgut User ID: 5988769 147544
Reviewed May. 14, 2011

"the filling was delightful but why am I the only person who can't make Phyllo work? I tried to toss it with butter and it clumbed. What is the trick to working with the stuff?"

lightedway User ID: 4228023 206119
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2011

"I would give this ten stars if I could. The only thing I changed is that I fried the phyllo strips instead of baking them. I also made homemade whipped cream to top the blueberries. I have a picture of this creation on my page. The sweet berries combined with the crunchy phyllo is awesome. Make this you won't be disappointed."

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