When it comes to breakfast before a busy day at school or work, sometimes faster is better. When there’s little time to spare, you need a breakfast with just a few ingredients. Toaster strudels are a quick and sweet way to start the day. Did you know that you can easily make a copycat toaster strudel in your own kitchen with four ingredients?
Choose Your Filling First!
There are lots of options when it comes to choosing a filling for your homemade toaster strudel. Any type of fruity filling, such as cherry, apple, blueberry or peach will do. You can keep it super-simple and use pie filling from a can. (That’s what our recipe calls for.) A few tablespoons of chocolate-hazelnut butter, peanut butter or cream cheese would be delicious filling options, too.
How to Make Copycat Toaster Strudel
- 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
- 1 cup cherry pie filling
- 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
Step 1: Preheat the oven
Preheat the oven to 375°. (That’s the easy part!)
Step 2: Prep the pastry
Carefully open the tube of crescent rolls. Unroll the dough and separate it into four rectangles. Put the rectangles on an ungreased baking sheet. Use your fingers to gently press down on the dotted lines that separate each rectangle. You want to seal up the perforations and create an even layer of dough.
Step 3: Add your filling
Spoon 1/4 cup of pie filling on half of each rectangle of dough. Leave about 1/2-inch of space around the edge of the dough so the filling won’t leak when it bakes.
Step 4: Fold and crimp
For each strudel, fold the dough over the filling. Use your fingers to pinch the edges of the dough together to seal. You could use the tines of a fork to crimp together the edges of the dough to make a pretty pattern if you’d like.
Step 5: Bake
Place the strudels in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and set the baking sheet on a wire rack to cool.
Step 6: Decorate
While the strudels are cooling, make your glaze. Place the confectioners’ sugar in a small bowl. Stir in enough milk to achieve a drizzling consistency—it shouldn’t be runny, but it also shouldn’t be too thick. Use a fork to drizzle the glaze over the strudels.
Pro Tip: If you’re feeling creative, add a few drops of food coloring to the glaze. And what would make breakfast more fun than a few colorful sprinkles on top?
Step 7: Eat!
The strudels are best served warm. Store leftovers (if there are any!) in an airtight container in the refrigerator.