Raspberry Toaster Strudel Copycat – Store bought puff pastry is filling with raspberry jam, baked, and then finished with a vanilla icing to make for an incredible semi-homemade version of this childhood classic.
As we continue through March and make our way into brunch season, I have another breakfast recipe for you. This one is the easiest one yet! It’s a semi-homemade recipe for my Raspberry Toaster Strudel Copycat. All you need is frozen puff pastry dough and raspberry jam for the base of these pastries. The icing is quick mix of powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and a pinch of salt. What’s even better is that they are ready in about 30 minutes! What else could you ask for?!
Here is my recipe for Raspberry Toaster Strudel Copycat!
Tips & Tricks
- Egg wash adds a gorgeous crust. Do not skip the egg wash on top! You get a gorgeous golden brown color on top and a beautiful shine from it.
- Leave the edges clean. To help seal in the raspberry jam, make sure you keep clean edges and crimp them down with a fork.
- Thick icing sets better. The icing will be really thick when you stir the ingredients together. But refrain from adding more milk to loosen it up! When it’s thick like that, it has a bright white color and doesn’t drip off the pastry. Plus, it will also set well and get dry on top of the pastry instead of staying wet.
- Poking holes prevents rising. While I love all the pastry layers in puff pastry, for this recipe, I don’t want the pastry to grow super high since it’s so hard to get your mouth around an extremely high pastry. Plus, I prefer a slightly chewy pastry in this recipe vs a crispy one. To achieve this, I poke holes all over the pastry to help the steam escape.
Raspberry Toaster Strudel Copycat
For the pastries:
- ⅔ cup raspberry jam
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 box frozen puff pastry thawed
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon milk
For the icing:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Add cornstarch to raspberry jam in a small bowl and mix together until cornstarch is not longer visible. Set aside. Roll out one sheet of puff pastry on a floured surface until it measures 11.5" x 9.5". Using a fork, poke little holes all throughout the pastry. Cut pastry into 6 even rectangles.
- Place three rectangles onto the prepared baking sheet. Spoon 1.5 tablespoons of jam into the center, leaving about 3/4-inch clean around the edge of the pastry rectangle. Take egg and milk and whisk together in a small bowl to make an egg wash. Brush the egg wash around the clean edge of the pastry. Take one of the remaining three clean pastry rectangles and place onto one of the jam pastries on the baking sheet. Use a fork to seal the edges. Brush the top of the pastries with egg wash. Repeat with the second sheet of pastry.
- Bake in preheat oven for 20 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown on top. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Mix the icing ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Transfer to a pastry bag or storage bag. Snip the tip or corner of the bag. Drizzle icing over the slightly cooled pastry in a zig-zag pattern. Let set for 5 minutes and then serve.
My kids love this breakfast and we freeze it often for easily breakfasts later on. They Taste wonderful.
This raspberry strudel looks fantastic! My nieces will love helping me make this. I don’t know the original or why it is a copycat, I just love it! Your recipe is easy and fuss-free. Everything about it is perfect. Thank you for such a beautiful strudel!
Such an improvement on a classic 1980s kids favorite recipe. It was a wonderful recipe and would make again!
Raspberry toaster strudels were my absolutely favorite growing up (when my mom would actually get them for me, that is). I can’t wait to try making my own. I bet they’re so much better than the store bought stuff.
These were such a great copycat of the toaster pastries! My kids loved them! I can’t wait to try with other jam flavors.
This is such a great idea! My kids love those pastries, so I love the idea of making my own! Thanks for the recipe share!
Jacqueline Debono says
I love both sweet and savoury puff pastry hand pies. These raspberry toaster strudels are fabulous made fresh for breakfast as they’re easy, delicious and quick to make!
These homemade toaster streusels were so much better than store bought. My kids loved them for breakfast.
Emma Murphy @MyPetDoggie says
Thanks for this recipe, My Dog gonna love it as it looks amazing!
The raspberry Toaster Strudel was one of my favorites growing up. This totally took me back, but it’s way better! So wonderfully flaky and full of sweet raspberry flavor.
Gina Abernathy says
What a great recipe. I love how tasty this strudel is for breakfast and as a snack.
Oh how fun! I love how you made these toaster strudels using puff pastry. They look fantastic with that glaze.
Awesome. Awesome. Awesome! Thank you for this amazing strudel! It really lived up to my expectations. Thank you so much!
I had no idea these were this easy to make. My grandson just told me he loves raspberry and we both are toaster strudel fans. Can’t wait to make these with him.
This takes me straight back to my childhood. Yummmm!
I had a box of puff pastry in the freezer, which was put to good use with this toaster strudel recipe. It was a simple process and came out better than the store box version!