Introducing the delectable delight that will have your taste buds dancing with joy: our sour cherry strudel! Imagine sinking your teeth into a warm, freshly baked pastry that is bursting with the tangy sweetness of cherries.
As you take your first bite, the flaky crust crumbles delicately, revealing a luscious filling of perfectly cooked cherries, lightly sweetened and infused with hints of vanilla and lemon. The aroma that fills your kitchen is simply irresistible, drawing everyone in with its enticing scent.
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Every bite of this mouthwatering dessert is a symphony of flavors and textures. The tanginess of the cherries perfectly balances the buttery richness of the crust, creating a harmonious blend that will leave you craving for more. The combination of the tartness from the cherries and the subtle sweetness of the filling is a match made in heaven, creating a taste sensation that is pure bliss.
Why You Will Love Sour Cherry Strudel
Not only is the sour cherry strudel incredibly delicious, but it’s also a joy to make. As you stretch out the delicate dough and carefully layer the cherries, you’ll feel a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. It’s a baking adventure that allows you to channel your inner pastry chef and create something truly impressive.
And let’s not forget the satisfaction of sharing this delightful dessert with friends and family. Whether it’s a special occasion or just a cozy gathering, serving up slices of homemade sour cherry strudel will earn you accolades and admiration from all who taste it.
Is There Another Name For Sour Cherries?
Yes, sour cherries are also commonly known as tart cherries. They are called “sour” or “tart” cherries because they have a more acidic and less sweet flavor compared to sweet cherries. Sour cherries are often used in baking, jams, and other culinary applications due to their tangy taste.
How To Make Sour Cherry Strudel
- 3.5 cups flour, all-purpose Robin Hood preferred
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil (or canola) + 2 tbsp oil
- 1 egg
- 1 cup warm water + 2 tbsp
- 3 cups sour cherries, pitted
- ¾ cup sugar
- ½ cup crushed digestive cookies, any dried cookies (or use bread crumbs – but need more sugar if not using cookies
How to Make Sour Cherry Strudel
To make the dough refer to our strudel pastry recipe (will be shared soon). Alternatively, you can use a filo pastry. You will need 3 sheets of filo dough instead of making your own strudel pastry from scratch.
Place pitted cherries in a frying pan and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Add sugar and mix, continue sauteing for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally. Strain the cooked cherries for 20 minutes to reduce excess juices. Some juice is ok but not a lot.
Sprinkle crushed cookies (or bread crumbs) over top of stretched out dough (or filo pastry).
Spread the filling over the top of the dough, on the side closest to you (about ¼ of the pastry covered).
Begin to roll pastry into a long tube starting with the side that has the cherry filling on top. Continue rolling until the entire pastry is wrapped.
Transfer to a lightly greased pan.
Place pan in the oven on the middle rack and bake at 390F for 23 minutes and check if golden in color.
Additionally, once cooled in the pan, you can sprinkle powdered sugar on top if it is not sweet enough.
Create A Dessert That Will Be Remembered
So, whether you’re a seasoned baker looking to impress or just starting out on your baking adventures, this heavenly sour cherry strudel is the perfect recipe to add to your repertoire. So let’s dive into the world of heavenly sour cherry strudel and create a dessert that will be remembered for its exquisite taste and irresistible charm.
Homemade Sour Cherry Strudel Recipe
- 3 cups sour cherries pitted
- ¾ cup sugar
- ½ cup crushed digestive cookies any dried cookies (or use bread crumbs – but need more sugar if not using cookies
- Place pitted cherries in a frying pan and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Add sugar and mix, continue sauteeing for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally. Strain the cooked cherries for 20 minutes to reduce excess juices. Some juices ok but not a lot.
- Sprinkle crushed cookies (or bread crumbs) over top of butter dough.
- Spread the filling over the top of the dough, on the side closest to you, about ¼ of the pastry covered.
- Begin to roll pastry into a long tube starting with the side that has the cherry filling on top. Continue rolling until the entire pastry is wrapped.
- Transfer to lightly greased pan.
- Bake 390F for 23 minutes and check if golden color.
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