Easy Chocolate Pear Strudel Recipe

Fruit and chocolate combine in an easy-to-make strudel with store-bought dough to save time!  


– 4 pears about 700g / 1.5 pounds: peeled, cored, finely chopped – 1/2 - 1 teaspoon almond extract or 3-4 drops of LorAnn almond oil – 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon – 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg – 2 1/2 TBSPs cornstarch – 70 g 1/3 cup packed Demerara / light brown sugar – 2 TBSPs white granulated sugar – 100 g 3.5oz dark (50-55%) chocolate, roughly chopped – 6 sheets fillo phyllo dough (300g or 10.5oz package of dough) – 115 g 1 stick unsalted butter, melted a handful of almond flake Egg wash: 1 egg + 1 TBSP water whisked – 1-2 TBSPs powdered sugar for dusting

Step 1

Warm the oven up to 375°F (190°C) and put parchment paper on a baking sheet. Put away.  


Step 2

Put the pears in a medium-sized bowl and add the almond flavor. Add the chocolate, cornstarch, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and mix them in. Put away.  

Step 3

Place a phyllo dough sheet on a clean surface. Put another sheet of phyllo on top and brush it with hot butter. Do this again with the other sheets.   

Step 4

The phyllo dough is now in the shape of a square. Leaving a 3-cm (1-inch) line around the edges, put the mixture down the middle of one half of the dough.   

Step 5

Roll the pastry together slowly, starting with the side that has the filling and ending with the seam on the bottom. The open sides should be pinched together and then tucked under the strudel.  

Step 6

Add nuts to the strudel and brush it with egg wash. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until it turns golden brown.   

Step 7

Take it out of the oven and let it cool for 15 to 20 minutes. Before you serve, sprinkle with powdered sugar.  

Step 8

Cover any extra strudel with plastic wrap and put it in the fridge. Eat it within two days.  

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