Cranberry Pear Strudel Recipe

Nancy Piran | The Bitter Side of Sweet

Cranberry Pear Strudel is a simple, sweet dessert! A few ingredients of seasonal fruit and puff pastry and you have the perfect treat!

Remember the last time I made you strudel? Yeah it's been way too long, I almost don't remember myself. It was this Cranberry Apple Strudel.

I think I stayed away from strudels because I didn't know how to make them look pretty! Fear not I have overcome that issue so you may see a lot of them real soon!

Cranberry Pear Strudel Photo

So what is a strudel? Basically it is just a layered pastry with a sweet filling, typically from Europe but equally enjoyed here in the US.

What is a Bosc pear? These are the best pears in my opinion!

Cranberry Pear Strudel Picture

What is funny is that I didn't even like to eat pears until a few years ago. Were were in Italy visiting family and my mother in-law offered me one.

I decided to try it since it had been years since I had attempted to eat one. Guess what? I loved it!

Cranberry Pear Strudel Image

But just the Bosc pears are my favorite. They have brown skin and are super juicy! Perfect for the Cranberry Pear Strudel!

How to make strudel? In order to make this strudel make sure your pastry is thawed well. That way you can roll it out into a large rectangle.

Cranberry Pear Strudel Pic

No need to cook up your fruit before putting it in the strudel. All you need to do is cut the pears and place everything in the center of your pastry.

Roll your dough over the center and then flip the strudel. Careful this takes a little patience and care to make sure the filling doesn't fall out!

File 1 - Cranberry Pear Strudel

Need some more puff pastry recipes? This Apple Strudel looks great. It has a touch of lemon in it which sounds amazing! How about Puff Pastry Apple Slab Pie or Miguelitos with Pumpkin Cream!

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Cranberry Pear Strudel Recipe

    6 Servings


  • 1 sheet Puff Pastry, thawed
  • 4 Bosc Pears, cored and sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups Fresh Cranberries
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • Egg Wash


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. Roll out puff pastry into a large rectangle, about 10x12.
  3. Place pears down the center of the pastry.
  4. Top with cranberries.
  5. Spread brown sugar evenly over the cranberries.
  6. Sprinkle the cinnamon over the top.
  7. Fold one side of the pastry over the filling. Carefully roll over till seems are down.
  8. Tuck in the ends.
  9. Cut about 4 slits in the top of the pastry.
  10. Brush with egg wash.
  11. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. Cool, cut and ENJOY!


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Author: Nancy Piran
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 80
Calories 219

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
  Saturated Fat 5g
Sodium 3mg
Total Carbohydrate 27g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 13g
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Nancy Piran

About Nancy

Nancy has been writing about good food on The Bitter Side of Sweet for years now. We're pretty stoked that she's our Puff Pastry fanatic, because it's about to get deliciously epic.

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