Pumpkin Pear Strudel
Wrap pears, pumpkin and chopped nuts—sweetened with brown sugar and spices—in puff pastry sheets and pop them into the oven for a few minutes. Out will come a light and flaky pastry bursting with the sweetness and flavors of autumn.
2 cups peeled, cored and diced pears, (about 2 small)
1 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
2 sheets frozen puff pastry (from 17.25-ounce package), thawed per pkg directions - divided use
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar
- Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Combine pears, pumpkin, sugar, nuts, cinnamon, cloves and ginger in medium bowl. Spoon one half of filling in center third of one pastry sheet.
- Make downward slanting strips in outer sections of pastry (3/4-inch apart) starting about 1-inch away from top of pastry and side of filling, cutting to outside edges. Starting at top, alternately fold left and right side pastry strips over filling forming a braid. Seal at top and bottom of strudel. Place on ungreased rimmed baking sheet. Repeat with remaining filling and pastry sheet. Brush strudel with egg; sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown and puffy. Serve warm.
Makes 10 servings.
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