Homemade “Toaster” Pastries

How To Make Toaster Strudel

If you have kids you have probably bought Pop Tarts or Toaster Strudels.  But have you ever tried making your own homemade toaster strudel?

The pre-packaged variety can be quite pricey if you buy them often.  I’m not sure these are any more cost effective they sure were good straight from the oven.

How To Make Toaster StrudelHomemade "Toaster" Pastries

These were my first attempt.  I made them a bit too large I think.  And I don’t think I would actually put them in the toaster – mine leaked – :(

Homemade Toaster Strudel

The second time I went a little smaller. I put the filling on one side of the rectangle and folded over so I only had to crimp three sides.


For some reason I was not able to get them completely sealed either time and a some of the filling leaked out.

No worries though (thank you parchment paper for easy cleanup) – just scrape it up and spread on top before drizzling on the icing.  If you have any tips and trick for a fool-proof seal, I would certainly love to hear from you.  Do you have a better way how to make toaster strudel homemade?

Toaster Strudel Pastries

So here you go—

Homemade Toaster Strudel

– 1 box of Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed (you will find these in the freezer section usually with the frozen whipped topping)
– 1/2 cup of jam (any flavor)
– 2 teaspoons of cornstarch

On a lightly floured cutting board or pastry mat, unfold the pastry sheets and roll out to about 1/3 of original thickness.

Using a pastry cutter or pizza cutter, cut pastry into rectangles.

Combine the jam and the cornstarch, then spread onto 1/2 of the rectangles to within 1/2 inch from edge.  Place another rectangle of pastry on top and seal the edges. Or you can spread on one side of the rectangle and fold over to seal.

The second time I made homemade toaster strudel I pierced the tops with a fork to vent (thinking this may prevent the leaky filling – didn’t work).

Bake on parchment line baking sheet (this was important for me to catch the leaky filling) at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.  If serving immediately, drizzle with icing (recipe below) and serve warm.

If you are planning to use them later, freeze in a single layer.  After they are completely frozen store in freezer bags and when ready to eat bake at 400° for 4-6 minutes or until warm. Drizzle with icing.

Voila!  And the kids loved them. Now you know how to make toaster strudel homemade. Go try them!

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