How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place the pastry dough on a large pan covered with Release foil or parchment paper for best results.
  • Spread the mascarpone cheese down the middle of the pastry dough.
  • Sprinkle with 2 TB of sugar.
  • Spread the can of cranberries over the top of the cheese.
  • Fold the sides of the pastry dough over the berries and cheese, one at a time.
  • Using a regular fork, press the tines of the fork directly into the dough at the ends to seal.
  • Turn the dough over so that the sealed seam going down the middle of the pastry is face down on the pan!
  • Quickly whip your egg white with the fork and using a pastry brush, paint the egg white over the top and sides of the pastry.
  • Cut four or five small slits into the top of the pastry to allow steam to escape while baking.
  • Sprinkle the top of the strudel with about 1 TB of granulated sugar.
  • Place in oven and bake for 20-30 minutes OR until golden brown in color.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely. The cooler the strudel, the easier it will be to cut.
  • * I cut the strudel in thin diagonal "sticks" about 2 inches wide for either a brunch setting or as a dessert item on a dessert table.
  • I'd like to add that I just found "Artisan Puff Pastry" at Trader Joes! Its fabulous! Its a bit larger in size than the typical frozen pastry you can find at your local market.
  • You can substitute cream cheese but know that cream cheese is actually salty in flavor. If you use cream cheese, add a little sugar to taste to improve the flavor. The canned cranberries have more than enough sugar in them if you use a name brand. Off brands may not have as much or even too much so taste your canned berries before adding any sugar.
  • Here's a recipe I found created by Sue Freeman for Homemade Mascarpone Cheese. Perhaps you'd like to try it! Its good.
  • Homemade Marscapone Cheese
  • Posted Sue Freeman
  • Homemade Marscapone Cheese
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese (reg not low fat)
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 1/2 TBSP sour cream (not low fat or fat free)
  • Beat with mixer until smooth and creamy.
  • The picture above was borrowed from When I make a strudel, I'll change the picture for you!

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    " It was excellent "
    chef2 ate it and said...
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    " It was excellent "
    misslizzi ate it and said...
    This is really lovely. And the addition of a homemade marscapone is great!
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    Oh, that's beautiful! I love anything with phyllo dough or puff pastry...must be the Greek in me! Thanks for posting.
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  • annieamie 10 years ago
    I know. I was searching around for cranberry recipes today and thought I should add the few of mine that are oldies but goodies. I opened up a new group called "Cranberry Recipes" so that we could find them easier than roaming around this website. If any of you have any cranberry recipes that are family favorites, please post them. Its "that" time of year and when I can get my hands on fresh cranberries, I use them often. Thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    rosemaryblue ate it and said...
    This is wonderful, Annieamie! So nice for a holiday brunch, too!
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    I simply love this, Annie! Out of all your wonderful cranberry recipes today, this one is my favourite! And I get to give you the first 555!!!
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