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I am fortunate enough to have my dream job of staying at home with my two beautiful daughters. I've been happily married for 6 years and counting! I am a lover of all things french, all things pink, and anything that sparkles. Serioulsy, my husband calls me a crow. I love baking, crafting and throwing big parties, especially if they have a theme. Right now, I'm in love Pinterest. My Hero is Heather from Sprinkle Bakes and my mom.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


We were at Costco the other night and Ben wanted a box of strudels.

I was like, " ppssshhhh! I can totally make that!"

So no strudel for Ben.

I had a box of puff pastry left over from a previous project, a can of wild berry pie filling, and some cream cheese, you know that weird amount left over from doing a cheesecake or something? The tub of cream cheese is more than an 8 ounce brick, but not enough for another recipe! Make me crazy!

Anywhooo, I spread out my puff pastry on a Silpat lined cookie sheet, parchment paper works great too, and you don't have to wash it, bonus! (we're not exactly tree-huggers here)

I then spread out the remainder of the cream cheese into the middle section of the pastry.
Spoon about 1/2 of the can of pie filling on top of the cream cheese.
I sliced the edges and braided the sides of the pastry sheet into the middle. 
Brush with an egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake at 450 until puffy and golden brown. Around 30 minutes.

Set aside and let cool.

While I was trying a bite letting it cool down, I found a recipe for an easy Creme Anglaise sauce.
You can find the recipe here.

My bit o'green. No pinching.

I was thinking of ways that this could be Irish and fit in with my St.Patty's day theme, but strudel is German. Buuuuuut it's filled with field berries, and Ireland has fields so there must be berries there, therefore this is an Irish Fieldberry Strudel. 

Creme Anglaise topping. 

I dare you to challenge me on this.
But don't.
I don't like confrontation.


Christie said...

YUUMMOOOO!!! Looks fabulous!..ok back to work CC..

The Alexanders said...

another yummy looking post!

Kelsey said...

Thanks for the recipe Ali! I made it this weekend and it was a yummy!!

Ali said...

You're very welcome!! I'm glad it turned out! If you took pictures, you should send me one!