Vegan Cherry Strudel with Cream Cheese
This vegan cherry strudel is a gorgeous, easy dessert with skinny crispy layers of dough, tart cherries, and a comfortable vegan cream cheese that has notes of lemon and vanilla.
What I really like about this strudel probably the most is that it’s not too candy. Solely three tablespoons of sugar are added to the cream cheese filling and a light-weight dusting of icing sugar on high.
You’ll solely require ten components to make this cherry strudel and it’s the right dessert to whip up final minute!
A bit of background on the strudel
Strudel is a kind of pastry that’s both candy or savoury with layers of filo and a filling inside.
It’s a conventional Austrian dessert that dates again to the seventeenth century first showing with an apple filling. It has since unfold all through Central Europe and many various variations of the strudel have been made.
It’s considered one of my favorite desserts and I’m notably keen on the cherry and cheese one.
Earlier than changing into vegan, each time I’d go to a European cake store or cafe, it could be my first selection of dessert if it was on provide. If not cherry and cheese strudel, I’d gravitate in the direction of a dessert like Kremšnita (Vanilla Custard & Cream Cake).
And I’ve been on a mission to veganise all my favourites. This strudel has been on my listing for years!
Instruments you have to to make this vegan cherry strudel
It’s a reasonably simple dessert to make, however you do want a couple of primary instruments to get the very best outcomes. Right here’s what you’ll want:
Meals processor or electrical hand mixerBowlStrainerSilicone spatulaPastry brushParchment paperSpoonBaking traySmall saucepan or bowl (for melting the vegan butter)
Some suggestions for making a cherry strudel
There are some things to bear in mind when making this vegan strudel. I’ve made this dessert a couple of instances and have come throughout a couple of issues that I’ve picked up alongside the best way to succeed in the very best end result each single time.
Be sure to pressure the cherries nicely in order that your pastry doesn’t turn out to be soggy. You should utilize both uncooked cane sugar or icing sugar (confectioners sugar) within the cream cheese filling. The latter will make the filling firmer. I prefer to maintain mine within the fridge for a couple of hours earlier than chopping in order that it slices with ease and that you would be able to get a agency filling. Small serrated knife is finest.You should utilize cherries from a can, jar, and even frozen for this strudel. I haven’t personally tried it with recent cherries as a result of it received’t provide the identical flavour profile. You wish to use bitter cherries for this recipe. The breadcrumbs assist to soak up any extra moisture that seeps out of the cherries whereas it bakes. You received’t detect their presence within the remaining dish.It would maintain within the fridge for 3-4 days. I personally suppose that it will get higher with age. Solely mud the highest of the strudel with icing sugar (confectioners sugar) earlier than serving, in any other case it would seep into the filo pastry when refrigirated. You possibly can maintain this dessert at room temperature or within the fridge. Unbaked strudel may be ready a number of hours forward and refrigerated till you’re able to bake it.
I hope you like this vegan cherry strudel as a lot as I do!
I truthfully can’t inform the distinction between this and the non-vegan model. I’m actually pleased with the way it turned out and my non-vegan pals have additionally given it their tick of approval!
My preliminary inspiration for after I began researching this recipe got here from this excellent video.
Different European dessert recipes you’ll love:
Straightforward Vegan Apple Burek (Posna Pita Sa Jabukama)Vegan Kremšnita (Vanilla Custard & Cream Cake)Vegan Tufahije Recipe (Bosnian Walnut Stuffed Poached Apples)Candy Poppy Seed PastaBaked Vegan Blueberry CheesecakeSimple Vegan Baklava3-Ingredient Chestnut Puree With Whipped Coconut Cream (Kesten Pire)
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