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Blueberry Topfen Strudel

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 490 kcal

Ingredients

  • 9 ounces (250 g) Topfen quark or farmer’s cheese, alternatively cream cheese
  • ¼ cup (50 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 organic lemon
  • ¾ cup (about 3.5 ounces or 100 g) blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 3 tablespoons blueberry jam
  • 1 puff pastry sheet (about 8.5 ounces or 270 g) thawed but chilled
  • 1 beaten egg for egg wash
  • ½ cup (50 g) sifted powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice about ½ lemon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Using a hand-held mixer, beat quark, granulated sugar, egg, vanilla extract and lemon zest until well combined and creamy. In a medium sized bowl, gently stir the blueberries and blueberry jam together.
  2. Unroll the puff pastry, leaving it on the paper. Make an equal number of ½ inch wide and 2 inch long cuts (about 1.5 cm wide and 5 cm long) along both long sides. Cut out and discard the four corners, allowing the two ends to be folded in. Spread the quark filling down the middle of the pastry. Distribute the blueberry filling over the quark filling. Now, fold the two ends of pastry over the filling. Fold the pastry strips diagonally over the filling, alternating left and right. When you reach the end, cut away excess pastry about ½ inch (1 cm) longer than the strudel and fold the ends under the strudel. Use the paper to slide the strudel onto a baking sheet. Brush strudel all over with the beaten egg. Bake for about 30 minutes, until the strudel is browned and the filling is set (no longer jiggly).

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Lecker Bakery Magazine 1/2016.