Black Walnut and Cherry Strudel


A nice dessert that justifies the time it takes to make it. Recipe may be halved for smaller groups.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
16 servings



  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed

  • 1 (12 ounce) bag frozen dark cherries

  • 8 ounces chopped black walnuts


  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar

  • 2 teaspoons milk, or more as needed

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Mix egg and water together in a bowl.

  3. Beat cream cheese, white sugar, and lemon juice together in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy.

  4. Roll each puff pastry into a 12x16-inch rectangle. Spread 1/2 of the cream cheese mixture down the center of a long side of each rectangle, leaving a 1-inch border. Top each of the cream cheese layers with 1/2 of the cherries and 1/2 of the walnuts.

  5. Fold opposite end of each puff pastry over the filling, brushing the edges with egg mixture to seal. Tuck the ends underneath the roll and place seam-side down on a baking sheet. Brush the tops of each strudel with egg mixture.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 35 minutes. Cool strudels on baking sheet set on a wire rack, at least 30 minutes.

  7. Whisk confectioners' sugar, milk, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until desired consistency for glaze is reached; drizzle over strudels.

Cook's Note:

Thaw pastry sheets at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

357 Calories
25g Fat
28g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 357
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 121mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 142mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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