Light puff pastry dough, rolled around cream cheese filling and sprinkled with nuts and sugar, makes a light dessert or a sweet breakfast treat.
- For filling, combine cream cheese, granulated sugar, and lemon peel in a small mixing bowl; set aside.
- Unfold puff pastry sheets on a lightly floured surface. Cut each sheet into six 5x3-inch rectangles. Spread about 1 tablespoon cheese filling over each rectangle to 1/2-inch from edges. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting from one long side. Moisten edge of dough and pinch edges to seal. Place pastry sticks, seam sides down, on a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet. Make 3 to 4 diagonal cuts in top of each pastry. Lightly brush with water. Sprinkle with almonds and sugar.
- Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm or cool. Makes 12 pastries.
From the Test Kitchen
Cool completely and place in freezer containers or bags. To reheat for serving, wrap in foil and heat in a 325 degree F oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts (Strudel Sticks)
- Per serving:
- 262 kcal cal.,
- 18 g fat
- (3 g sat. fat,
- 16 mg chol.,
- 196 mg sodium,
- 22 g carb.,
- 0 g fiber,
- 3 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet