A super easy, fuss-free strudel that you can make in no time, yet will devour happily every time. You don’t have to worry about making your own puff pastry if you are not familiar with making it yourself, or cant be bothered with the extra steps. There are many options for ready to use puff pastry, just make sure to buy the best quality as it is a main ingredient here. Yes, I absolutely recommend making your own puff pastry always! It’s never the same when you use the ready made ones, which is why I included the video of how to make it yourself for you to give it a try if you like. The video has a cheat method, making it a much easier version of puff pastry. But feel free to look up the classic french method for puff pastry if you are willing to put it the hours and arm work!
The quality of the ingredients you use in the filling is vital, as this is where all the flavor is. Choose only the best ingredients.
The same recipe here can be made with apples instead of pears (the classic version), if you do use apples go for the granny smith apples, they are the best for this. But pears make it a more interesting strudel, a tad more gourmet and the combination here is just perfect. Do go for the seasonal pears. Yes! There are summer, autumn and winter pears. Follow this link to learn the difference. This is how you make your baking interesting as the difference in the flavors and textures you get from the different seasons is in fact interesting.