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Air Fryer Puff Pastry Toaster Strudel

This Air Fryer Toaster Strudel is the easiest puff pastry dessert you will ever make! Buy some frozen puff pastry and I bet you have the other ingredients available at home to make these Puff Pastry Toaster Strudel in the air fryer.

Air fryer strawberry toaster strudel on a plate
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Easy puff pastry dessert

I am such a fan of puff pastry for quick and easy dessert shortcuts. After all, puff pastry tastes SO GOOD no matter how you prepare it: make it sweet or savory, bake it or air fry it, use fresh berries or jam. There's no way that puff pastry desserts don't turn out good!

So I decided to make the EASIEST homemade toaster strudel by using puff pastry as a shortcut: Simply fill puff pastry squares with strawberry jam, air fry for 7 minutes, let cool, and drizzle with homemade icing. 

That's it!!

Air fried toaster strudel made with puff pastry

Ready to get started??

Related recipe: Mulberry Puff Pastry Danishes

Ingredients for air fryer toaster strudel

For the puff pastry strudel:

  • 2 puff pastry sheets (1 package store-bought puff pastry), thawed just enough to easily work with the sheets
  • ¾ cup strawberry jam (or your favorite jam, try pineapple jam or blackberry jam, or even store-bought apple pie filling)

For the icing:

  • ½ cup powdered sugar (confectioner's sugar)
  • 1-1.5 tablespoons heavy cream (or milk, or even water will work)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Ingredients to make puff pastry toaster strudel in an air fryer

Related recipe: Pineapple and Mango Puff Pastry Squares

Instructions

Step 1: Cut the puff pastry into 12 evenly sized rectangles. If using store bought sheets, they come as 2 puff pastry sheets each folded in 3. Cut the folded brick in half, then unfold and cut along the folds once thawed. This will yield 12 evenly sized sheets.

Puff pastry cut into rectangles

Step 2: Take one rectangle and place a tablespoon of jam in the middle leaving ½ inch of border along all sides. Wet your fingertip in water, then brush your finger along the pastries’ borders to wet them. Carefully place another pastry rectangle on top  of the rectangle with jam.

Adding strawberry jam to puff pastry pieces

Step 3: Press down the edges of the sheets to seal the jam in, make sure the edges are fully sealed. You can use a fork to crimp the edges, if you like. Repeat until you have 6 pastries ready to air fry, or start air frying the first batch as you're preparing the rest of the pastries.

Step 4: Place 2-3 pastries in the air fryer basket (or more if your air fryer has the room). If your air fryer requires preheating, preheat it to 350F. Cook at 350F for 5 minutes. Flip carefully using tongs and cook for 2 more minutes.

2 puff pastry toaster strudels in an air fryer

Step 5: Remove from the air fryer and let cool completely before icing.

Step 6: While pastries are cooling, mix together the ingredients for the icing until completely combined, starting with 1 tablespoon heavy cream, adding more liquid a few drops at a time only if needed. Once pastries have cooled, drizzle the icing over each pastry and enjoy.

Strawberry puff pastry toaster strudel on a plate

Related recipe: Savory Black Bean Puff Pastry Triangles

Recipe tips and troubleshooting for air frying puff pastry

→ Puff pastry: Puff pastry is easiest to work with when it just thawed. If it's too frozen, it will break when unfolding the sheets. If it's soo soft, it will be floppy and sticky and harder to handle. If your puff pastry gets too thawed, place it in the freezer for a few minutes before continuing to work with it.

→ Air frying time: Always check on your air fryer before the cooking time is up, since all air fryers cook slightly differently. If the puff pastry looks golden brown and flaky, it is probably ready.

→ Homemade icing: Try to add as little liquid as possible, just enough to melt all the powdered sugar. If you add too much liquid, the icing won't ever harden on the puff pastry. It will still be delicious, it will just be a little saucy and syrupy.

Related recipe: Eggplant Margherita Puff Pastry Tarts

More easy desserts to try

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Strawberry puff pastry toaster strudel on a plate
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Air Fryer Puff Pastry Toaster Strudel

So quick and easy to make, these Air Fryer Toaster Strudel use puff pastry as a shortcut. A great quick weeknight dessert or special snack.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Cooldown time3 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 6
Author: Kate

Ingredients

For the puff pastry strudel:
  • 2 puff pastry sheets - (1 package store-bought puff pastry) thawed just enough to easily work with
  • ¾ cup strawberry jam - (or your favorite jam)
For the icing:

Special equipment

Instructions

  • Cut the puff pastry into 12 evenly sized rectangles. If using store bought sheets, they come as 2 sheets folded in 3. Cut the folded brick in half, then unfold and cut along the folds once thawed. This will yield 12 evenly sized sheets.
  • Take one rectangle and place a tablespoon of jam in the middle leaving ½ inch of border along all sides. Wet your fingertip in water, then brush your finger along the pastries’ borders to wet them. Carefully place another pastry rectangle on top  of the rectangle with jam.
  • Press down the edges of the sheets to seal the jam in, make sure the edges are fully sealed. You can use a fork to crimp the edges, if you like. Repeat until you have 6 pastries ready to air fry, or start air frying the first batch as you're preparing the rest of the pastries.
  • Place 2-3 pastries in the air fryer basket (or more if your air fryer has the room). If your air fryer requires preheating, preheat it to 350F. Cook at 350F for 5 minutes. Flip carefully using tongs and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Remove from the air fryer and let cool completely before icing.
  • While pastries are cooling, mix together the ingredients for the icing until completely combined, starting with 1 tablespoon heavy cream, adding more liquid a few drops at a time only if needed. Once pastries have cooled, drizzle the icing over each pastry and enjoy.

Notes

Recipe tips and troubleshooting: 

→ Puff pastry: Puff pastry is easiest to work with when it just thawed but isn't quite room temperature. If it's too frozen, it will break when unfolding the sheets. If it's soo soft, it will be floppy and sticky and harder to handle. If your puff pastry gets too thawed, place it in the freezer for a few minutes before continuing to work with it.
→ Air frying time: Always check on your air fryer before the cooking time is up, since all air fryers cook slightly differently. If the puff pastry looks golden brown and flaky, it is probably ready. 
→ Homemade icing: Try to add as little liquid as possible, just enough to melt all the powdered sugar. If you add too much liquid, the icing won't ever harden on the puff pastry. 

Nutrition

Calories: 495kcal (25%) | Carbohydrates: 51g (17%) | Protein: 6g (12%) | Fat: 32g (49%) | Saturated Fat: 8g (40%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 204mg (9%) | Potassium: 64mg (2%) | Fiber: 2g (8%) | Sugar: 12g (13%) | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 11mg (1%) | Iron: 2mg (11%)

The nutritional information displayed is an estimate and not to be used as dietary or nutritional advice. Consult a nutritionist or dietician for nutritional info based on the exact ingredients you use.

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